Latest On Johnny Manziel

Nearly every mention of former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on PFR in recent months has been negative, and the latest update, sadly, is no different. Manziel’s father spoke with Josina Anderson of (Facebook link) about his son’s life off-the-field, and voiced his concerns for the former Heisman winner.Johnny Manziel

“He’s a druggie. It’s not a secret that he’s a druggie. I don’t know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn’t seeked it yet,” said Paul Manziel. “Hopefully he doesn’t die before he comes to his senses. That’s about all you can say. I don’t know what else to say. I hate to say it but I hope he goes to jail. I mean, that would be the best place for him. So we’ll see.”

Paul Manziel’s comments come on the heels of another incident involving his son — Manziel’s lawyer accidentally texted the Associated Press and revealed details about his client’s domestic violence case, not only admitting that a plea deal was the target, but mistakenly disclosing non-flattering aspects of Manziel’s life. “Heaven help us if one of the conditions [of a plea bargain] is to pee in a bottle,”¬†wrote Manziel’s attorney, suggesting that his client wouldn’t be able to pass a drug test. The accidental text also described a receipt for more than $1K in drug paraphernalia that may have been purchased by Manziel, though that remains unconfirmed.

Manziel’s rep recently said that his client is still preparing to play in the NFL in 2016, but admitted that a 2017 return was more likely. But at this point, a return to the league at any point seems like a stretch — if Manziel can’t go more than a few weeks without an incident or negative press, no club is going to risk the backlash of signing him.

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9 comments on “Latest On Johnny Manziel

  1. aarongill

    I was a believer in Manziel coming out. But stop putting him in the news.

  2. Giants51

    Johnny boy needs to get help….. His life is totally in his hands……

  3. Can we get to the point where we stop describing Manziel as “former Browns quarterback.” “Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel” has a nice ring to it.

    • dorfmac

      Nope – we Ravens are still stuck with “murderer” Ray Lewis even though he was never even charged, so you’re still stuck with Druggie Johnnie.

      • JCjet

        That’s because you let him play on your team for ten years plus after the fact

  4. GabeOfThrones

    Yeah, these belong in the Onion now…Area Man Can’t Stop Partying.

  5. Thronson5

    Media needs to stop reporting on all his mess ups. He doesn’t need the exposure or deserve to be in the media. If he goes to jail or dies then report it. When he turns his life around or if he does then report it. Other than that. Stop giving him publicity. Sick of this guy.

  6. Ravens_Last_Place

    This guys career is going great so far.

    • ErnestoFigueroa87

      Ha!You’re funny!

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