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By Erik Drost (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The owner of a Los Angeles luxury home is demanding that former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel pay $32,000 in damages stemming from a party he and his friends allegedly held at the rental property last week.

Nicholas Goodwin told the New York Post’s Page Six that his LA Exotic Life firm rented the $4.5 million home to Manziel last week, and the troubled NFL quarterback held wild parties on two nights, prompting a visit from police on April 6.

Goodwin told Page Six he went to the home after Manziel was supposed to be gone and found it trashed, with Manziel sleeping on the sofa two hours after he was supposed to be out of the house.

“There was cocaine all over the kitchen table, and mushrooms were still out on the table in front of him,” Goodwin told the paper. “There was booze everywhere … broken glasses over the floor and a Champagne glass in a tree.”

Goodwin provided the paper with a series of photos showing damage to the home and what appears to be powdery substances on table tops. Goodwin’s lawyer sent a letter to Manziel demanding that he pay $32,000 in damages.

The letter, copies of which were obtained by ESPN and other media outlets, outlines damages including a broken glass table, burn marks from cigarettes and marijuana on the living room floor, a broken bathroom door, broken glasses and large wine stains in the master bedroom.

There’s been no response from Manziel, whose career has been in a tailspin in recent months. He was released by the Browns earlier this year, and he was recently dropped by his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who said Manziel needs to seek “treatment.”

The website TMZ reported that Manziel was a passenger in a vehicle that slammed into a pole on the Sunset Strip on Saturday night. He also remains under investigation in a domestic abuse case in Dallas.

Manziel, 23, won the Heisman Trophy after his 2012 season at Texas A&M, becoming the first freshman to win the award. His success on the field in college earned him the nickname “Johnny Football.”

—City News Service

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