Johnny Manziel apologizes to Aggies fans: ‘I’ll do whatever I can to make it right’
Johnny Manziel received a reminder of his glory days in the form of a tweet sent out by a Texas A&M fan website. And that led to an apology and a promise to make things right from the former Heisman Trophy winner, whose NFL career has been derailed by off-field troubles.
On Saturday, the Twitter feed @TexAgs posted a video of a 49-yard touchdown run by Manziel against University of Texas at El Paso in 2013, commenting that Manziel “made it look so easy.” It was one of six touchdowns that day by the guy then known as Johnny Football.
Things haven’t been so easy for Manziel since he went pro in 2014. He was cut by the Cleveland Browns this year after two disastrous seasons in which he often seemed more interested in partying than football.
Manziel is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in a domestic-violence case from a January incident. He is also being sued over damages to a rental house in Los Angeles. And last month, the NFL suspended Manziel for the first four games of the upcoming season — if he happens to catch on with a team by then — for a failed drug test.
And still his partying didn’t seem to stop, at least not until recently. He pledged to TMZ in June that he’d go sober starting July 1, and one of his close friends told the Washington Post for a July 15 article that Manziel has kept his word so far.
Manziel sent a statement to the Post for the same article: “I’m actually doing well. I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do. I’m not saying I’m never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I’ve got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I’m interested in doing a lot of different things in my life — including football — but, right now, I’m just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.”
On Monday, Manziel responded to the @TexAgs post with a tweet of his own, saying the video gave him “chills” and apologizing for presumably all the missteps that have happened since those days.
Also on Monday, Manziel posted an Instagram video of himself at home. “ I'll be back... In time,” he wrote in the caption. “It can't end like this...it won't.”
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