Manziel confirms deal with LeBron’s longtime friend

The relationship between Johnny Manziel and LeBron James has officially become more business-like in nature.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny
Manziel confirmed Monday that he has signed with LRMR and Maverick
Carter, the longtime friend and associate of LeBron James, to handle
some of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s off-field projects.

Manziel also said Erik Burkhardt will be
his agent and Bradley Beckworth and Jeffrey Angelovich are overseeing
his business-related matters.

The relationship with LRMR and Carter
has been developing for some time. James said last week that he texted
Manziel regularly throughout the quarterback’s final season at Texas
A&M. And when Manziel was deciding who to align with, Beckworth said
the model that James followed was one that was most appealing.

Beckworth said after reviewing
management models, the Manziel team was "most impressed by one uniquely
established for the NBA’s LeBron James."