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Johnny Manziel, Maverick Carter hash out past differences on ‘The Shop’

Johnny Manziel is determined to right the wrongs he still endures from his party-hard past.

The 31-year-old former NFL quarterback, whose two seasons with the Browns were a flop due in large part to scandals and hard-partying habits, and his former manager, Maverick Carter, had a forceful discussion to “clear any misunderstandings” about Manziel’s downfall in Cleveland that eventually led to their separation.

In this exclusive sneak peek from “The Shop,” the two agreed to meet after the Heisman Trophy winner publicly apologized to Carter and LeBron James for showing a “lack of respect” during a recent appearance on the show. Shannon Sharpe and “Club Shay Shay” During February.

In the latest episode of “The Shop,” Johnny Manuel talks about Maverick Carter and his past in the NFL. shop

“I know it wasn’t easy,” Manziel said, reflecting on their time working together, “so as I sit here now, [at] At 31, I’m grateful for all that you’ve tried to do and all that we’ve accomplished. I mean, there’s still so much to do, Mab.

“I still feel a sense of accomplishment for everything you did, everything Bron did, everything the whole crew did. It’s a feeling I’ll never forget. Looking back now, I realize I learned a lot more than I ever thought I would.”

Manziel signed with Carter and James’ marketing and branding company LRMR in January 2014, and a few months later was selected 22nd overall by the Browns in that year’s NFL Draft.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manuel (number 2) leaves the field after a 24-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Getty Images
Maverick Carter talks with Johnny Manuel about the former quarterback’s NFL past in a new episode of “The Shop.” shop

At the time, James had returned to the Cavaliers from Miami after winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013 and had begun dating Manziel, who had been in Cleveland for a few sober days.

Carter said, [Manziel] He owes me an apology,” he said, adding that he was happy he was alive.

“I’m saddened by the choices you made as an NFL player and even more so as a person, but more importantly … I’m actually happy that you’re alive. I went from, ‘Let’s get Johnny to his next contract and help him become a great quarterback’ to, ‘Let’s not let this guy die. Shit, let’s just keep him alive,'” Carter said.

“It was like, ‘The football thing is over, he’s never going to be a footballer’. I grew up with drug addicts in the family. Jonny was one of those guys who would be drunk for two or three days and you didn’t know where he was. When you have people like that in your life… you never know when you’re going to get a phone call and be like, ‘He’s been found passed out on the floor of a hotel, da da da’.”

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (right) watches Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel play at Browns training camp on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Berea, Ohio. AP
Browns quarterback Johnny Manuel pumps his fist after a touchdown rush by Isaiah Crowell during the third quarter of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Getty Images

Manziel then spoke about the hard-partying lifestyle that took priority over the quarterback’s room in Cleveland.

“I didn’t think of it that way at the time. Really, this episode came from ‘Ballers,'” he said, referring to the HBO comedy-drama series. “I was doing everything in my apartment in Cleveland. I could get anything I wanted. You know, Luv and they’re very close there.”

“I drive around the city of Cleveland in a $300,000 to $400,000 car. I’m a real threat. And I don’t play in Cleveland, so I don’t know what the Browns are doing as an organization in the quarterback room.”

Manziel and Carter agreed to clear up the misunderstanding at The Shop, a place where raw, unfiltered conversation happens.

“We created The Shop as a platform for raw, unfiltered conversations in a safe space, and Johnny came on the show to speak his truth, and it was wonderful to see how far he’s come and see how much he’s grown as a person,” Paul Rivera, co-creator and co-host of The Shop, told The Post.

Manziel explained that he “felt the need” to appear on Sharpe’s podcast to express his gratitude to Carter, James and others who tried to help him during his time in Cleveland.

Paul Rivera and Johnny Manziel Johnny Manziel appears on the latest episode of “The Shop.” shop

Now, Manziel is in a much better situation.

“I just knew I wanted to play football,” the Texas A&M product said after attending UCLA’s pro day in March.

“I was throwing the ball around and I actually touched an NFL football and got that itch. It’s boring. That’s all you can do with golf,” he said with a laugh.

“I feel great and it’s getting better every day.”

Manziel confirmed his relationship with model Josie Canseco in a photo posted to social media that showed the pair at the Stagecoach country music festival in April.

“The Shop,” a candid conversation between Carter and Manziel, will premiere on the show’s official channels on June 20. Youtube.

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