Football

Johnny Manziel Suddenly Hates Spotlight When It’s Bad

Johnny Manziel Suddenly Hates Spotlight When It’s Bad

johnny manziel suddenly hates spotlight cleveland browns 2015 nflJohnny Manziel Glad to be Out of the Judgmental Spotlight. When the press was good, he loved running to it like a moth to an outdoor light.

After bursting onto the scene for his ‘crazy’ lifestyle at Texas A&M and partying with Drake, Johnny Manziel claims that his life is now “about 95 percent football.”

Not sure where he’s getting those numbers, but I guess when half the nation thinks your last name is actually Football no one will really question you.

Since his release from rehab, Manziel has been very under the radar, something he hasn’t enjoyed since he led the miraculous victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. As the stories of his drinking and going out with friends piled up, so did the attention. Everyone either loved Johnny Football or they thought he was the biggest disgrace to sports since the Black Sox Scandal of 1919. There was next to no one that didn’t have an opinion on the kid.

Personally, I loved him. He was fantastic on the field with the Aggies, and he couldn’t care less about what you thought about his lifestyle. He was basically a big middle finger to the media and everyone else who said he needed to calm down (and literally to the Washington Redskins bench). He was one of the most famous people in America, but he was still a college kid, and old people just hated it.

That aside, I’m glad he has started to shape up in the pros. It’s one thing to go to a strip club with Drake when you’re averaging four touchdowns a game, but when you quarterback one of the worst single games in NFL history, it’s time to get back to football.

Well, Manziel is lucky enough and cursed to play with the Cleveland Browns for that very reason. On the one hand, the Browns suck and good luck turning that team into something. After a fantastic start, the coaching staff allowed the team and quarterbacks to regress to Jr. Varsity levels.

On the other hand, this gives Manziel the opportunity to go incognito and get back to his football roots during the season.

“The hype is a little bit tempered and a little bit down, and that for me is a good thing,” said Manziel. “Now I can just come out and play and do my game and really get to learn, because that’s what I really needed to do is to learn.”

That’s right, even Manziel couldn’t make people outside of Cleveland care about Browns football for more than one season.

“Off the field for me right now is just really simple. It’s football right now, and it’ll be that way throughout the rest of the season.”

Good luck, Mr. Football.

Football
@chrismaurice

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

tony romo trying fantasy conference again hoping nfl doesn't stop it 2017 images

Tony Romo trying fantasy conference again hoping NFL doesn’t block it

Chris MauriceMarch 27, 2017
roger goodell critical of oakland raiders move 2017 images

Roger Goodell critical of Oakland Raiders move

Chris MauriceMarch 27, 2017
martellus bennett doesn't need video on nfl celebrations he knows how to party 2017 images

Martellus Bennett doesn’t need video on NFL celebrations, he knows how to party

Chris MauriceMarch 26, 2017
roger goodell vows less nfl commercials 2017 images

Roger Goodell vows less NFL commercials

Chris MauriceMarch 23, 2017
donald trump weighs in on colin kaepernicks nfl future

Donald Trump weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL future

Chris MauriceMarch 22, 2017
marshawn lynch could make nfl return with oakland raiders 2017 images

Marshawn Lynch could make NFL return with Oakland Raiders

Chris MauriceMarch 20, 2017
colin kaepernick future with nfl in limbo 2017 images

Colin Kaepernick future with NFL in limbo

Chris MauriceMarch 19, 2017
demarcus ware retires proving its not always about money 2017 images

DeMarcus Ware retires proving it’s not always about money

Chris MauriceMarch 16, 2017
jordan cameron not a big fan of nfl 2017 images

Jordan Cameron not a big fan of NFL

Chris MauriceMarch 14, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription