Johnny Manziel Reportedly Sued for Alleged Damages to Rental House in LA

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 4, 2016

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members following the team's 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game, in Seattle. A Dallas judge has set a $1,500 bond for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel in his misdemeanor domestic assault case. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)
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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has reportedly been sued over alleged damages to a Los Angeles home he rented in April.

According to TMZ Sports, real estate broker Nicholas Goodwin claimed Manziel—who introduced himself using the alias "Travis"—sought to rent the property for two nights and agreed "to pay a huge fine if more than 15 people came to the house at one time."

But during his stay at the house, Manziel allegedly threw parties that involved the consumption of drugs and alcohol, per TMZ. Goodwin also alleged the parties were so disruptive that police were called to the home.

Goodwin is now reportedly seeking damages in excess of $40,000, including a $10,000 "party penalty" after Manziel failed to uphold his end of the agreement.

In April, Page Six's Emily Smith reported Manziel had been accused of throwing parties that caused $32,000 in damage at the property rented out by Goodwin's company, LA Exotic Life.

"They were supposed to check out at noon," Goodwin told Smith. "Manziel was passed out. ... There was cocaine all over the kitchen table, and mushrooms were still out on the table in front of him. There was booze everywhere...broken glasses over the floor and a Champagne glass in a tree."

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Smith also reported Manziel and his friends allegedly "broke an expensive glass table and a bathroom door, and left wine stains and cigarette burns on carpets."

In May, TMZ reported Manziel's friends had expressed concern over his well-being in light of his hard-partying ways. One source told TMZ, "If he continues this way for much longer, he will die," while another source "very close" to Manziel said, "He's in a horrible downward spiral."

Manziel was also indicted by a Texas grand jury in April stemming from his alleged assault of ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, according to's Jill Martin. If he is convicted of the Class A misdemeanor, Manziel will face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000, per the Dallas Morning News' Jennifer Emily.