Has Johnny Manziel Squandered His Opportunity?
Not everyone gets the chance to make a splash on the NFL stage, and Johnny Manziel has had his opportunities. But does the latest development mean his days are numbered?
Johnny played high school football in Kerrville at Tivy High School, and scored over a hundred touchdowns while he was there. Then he went on to win the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M in College Station before he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns.
Those are the resume entries, but the headlines lately have been more about what's happening off the field than on it. All the way back in 2013, one ESPN blogger was questioning his anger issues, and how those might be impacting the mental side of his game. His estranged girlfriend has a restraining order against him now, and there's a criminal investigation happening into a domestic violence complaint. Cleveland Browns coach, Hue Jackson, weighed in and said he hopes Johnny gets the help he needs. Johnny's agent dropped him over the weekend.
Lots of Cowboy fans wanted the team to draft Johnny when he entered the NFL, and others have pushed for Jerry Jones to sign him later on, to back up Tony Romo.
Can Johnny Manziel still be successful in the NFL, or is this the end of the road for him?