Back in July Johnny Manziel was sent home from the prestigious Manning Passing Academy because he didn’t wake up in time to fulfill his role as counselor. Now the college football star is facing more scrutiny as he’s being accused of receiving “a five-figure flat fee” for signing autographs.
“I really like him as a player, don’t know him as a person,” Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Wednesday. “And then when he was doing his drinking and partying and hanging out with Drake and LeBron and getting his picture in the casino with money and people were crushing him, I wrote one time he’s a 20-year-old kid doing what a lot of us would do, that all changed when he over slept at the Manning camp. When his partying was such a problem that he literally couldn’t get out of bed and fulfill his duties that’s a red flag.”
Doyel went on to say that Manziel likes the fun stuff that comes along with the fame, but there is another side of it that he would like to ignore. Doyel wrote on CBSSports.com:
Johnny Football has a great life and he has earned it, but for him to want to (A) cash in on his fame to the fullest while (B) not being held to a higher standard is (C) absurd. It’s Immaturity 101.
But we knew that. Last month Manziel showed his age — he’s only 20, you know — when he issued the tweet heard ’round the world, saying he “can’t wait to leave College Station.” He quickly erased that silly tweet and replaced it with one that was even sillier:
“Don’t ever forget that I love A&M with all of my heart,” he tweeted, “but please please walk a day in my shoes.”
Doyel doesn’t believe the it’s so hard being me attitude and he has an option for Manziel if he wants to get away from the regular people and the “College Station”.
“Hey look brother we can solve all this in one motion go to Canada right now. No one will know who you are in Alberta and you’ll play football still, you’ll get paid a little bit and then you go to the NFL when the NFL will have you.”