By Erik Drost (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By Erik Drost (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
A man who sued Johnny Manziel for allegedly causing significant damage to a home the plaintiff rented to the one-time college star has dropped his lawsuit against the former Cleveland Browns quarterback.

A lawyer for plaintiff Nicholas Goodwin filed court papers Oct. 5 in Los Angeles Superior Court asking that his lawsuit be dismissed. The papers did not divulge whether a settlement was reached or whether Goodwin was not pursuing the case for other reasons.

Goodwin owns the Goodwin Group, Inc., which operates LA Exotic Life, a firm that specializes in “exotic villas, jets, and vehicles,” according to its website. The suit, filed June 3, alleged that Manziel used the alias “Travis” when he expressed interest in renting the home, but later told Goodwin when he met him in person that he was Manziel.

Manziel stayed at the home for  two nights and paid a rental fee of $2,750, the suit states. Although he agreed to not have more than 15 guests at any time, he “threw large parties and allowed multiple guests to enter,” the suit alleged.

Goodwin believes Manziel and his guests consumed drugs and alcohol, and police were called to the property after neighbors complained they were being disturbed, according to the lawsuit. The suit further stated that Goodwin had to pay to clean up and dispose of the narcotics allegedly left on the premises and that the home sustained “extensive property damage.”

The lawsuit sought about $130,000 in damages.

Manziel starred for Texas A&M and won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman.

—City News Service

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