Cleveland Brown’s Johnny “Football” Manziel Enters Rehab … Remember Manziel Saying, “I’m not going to change who I am”
JOHNNY FOOTBALL OFF TO REHAB …
ESPN is reporting that Cleveland Brown’s QB Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday; however, it was not said for what he entered rehab for.
ESPN’s Skip Bayless is owed an apology from many in the media and elsewhere. Bayless called Johnny Football’s issues a while ago, when many others in the media had the asme information, but were too afraid to say it. Skip Bayless said on ‘First Take,’ “I am so proud of you, Johnny Manziel, for having the guts to do this. It’s not easy.”
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday, adviser Brad Beckworth told ESPN.com on Monday.
“Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate, and he thought the offseason was the right time to take this step,” Beckworth said.
“On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”
Manziel is expected to be in rehab at least a few weeks, but the amount of time depends largely on what doctors recommend, according to a source close to Manziel.
A source said the Browns are tentatively expecting Manziel to participate in training camp but are not placing any timetables on other offseason activities as he works through the treatment process.
The quarterback is voluntarily entering treatment as a direct result of his lifestyle away from the field, and he informed people in his circle last week that he wants to “figure out his value system,” a source said.
Remember when Johnny Football arrogantly said, “I am not changing who I am.” Hmm, really … you better and you better be serious out rehab. The world is filled with failed NFL players who washed out and did not take their job or the unique position they have been afforded seriously.
“I’m not gonna go to change who I am for anybody. I’m growing up and continuing to learn from my mistakes and trying not to make the same ones over and over again,” Manziel said. “But am I gonnna live in a shell, or am I just going to hide from everybody and not do anything? I don’t think that’s the way I should live my life and I’m not going to do it. I am here, I am very committed to football, I’m committed to my job, but on the weekends I’m going to enjoy my time off. I mean, I think I deserve it.”
Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m not going to change who I am’