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Johnny Football: The Anti Role Model

Johnny Manziel has everything in the world going for him. At only 20 years old he has already beaten Alabama, picked up a Cotton Bowl win, and become the first  freshman to ever win the Heisman trophy. Despite the great success on the field Johnny Football makes questionable decisions off of it.  Nearly a month after getting into hot water for saying he couldn’t wait to leave College Station the young quarterback is in the news once again and not for anything good.

Yesterday Archie Manning threw Manziel out of the Manning Passing Academy for showing up to practice late and hungover. According to the report:

Manziel showed up tardy Saturday afternoon after being out on the town Friday night. The Texas A&M star reportedly enjoyed himself a little too much Friday night and rolled back into the camp at Nicholls State University some time around noon Saturday before getting the boot.

All after hitting the town with AJ McCarron and the Manning boys the night before. So listen, on the one hand I get it. You’re 20 years old and one of the most famous players in college athletics. Everywhere you go people want to talk to you and help you have a good time. As a sophomore in college how could you not take advantage of it. However being an athlete comes with a certain level of responsibility. First of all as a Heisman winner you have teenagers all across the country who want to emulate you. Second you just feed opposing fan bases material to use against you.

Maybe it’s all just a kid being a kid. But it’s hard not to look at the whole situation and not be concerned for the guy’s future. So many athletes have shown they can’t adapt to their new found fame and hopefully Johnny Football’s errors won’t continue to happen in such a public light. How would you react if this was happening with say Max Smith? Would it be worth it just to win? Or do you want players that perform well when they’re not in the stadium?

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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27 Comments for Johnny Football: The Anti Role Model

  1. Dr. Funke
    4:13 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    So what? He is twenty years old. Let him have a little fun for god’s sake. He prolly doesn’t give two sh*ts about the camp and who could blame him.

  2. Letsget9
    4:14 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t go punishing the guy before all the facts are out. ESPN says the hungover reasons are false

  3. JudgeYeNot
    4:16 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    What Will Drew Barker Do? I hope make better decisions than this. (same for Max Smith, or any Wildcat)

  4. UK
    4:19 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    It’s exactly a kid being a kid. Get off your soap box.

  5. Han
    4:20 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    20 years old isn’t a kid. People need to quit coddling fully grown adults who’d be working 40-hour work weeks if they weren’t in college.

  6. Ty D. Down
    4:28 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    There should be no question, Manziel earned the Heisman Trophy.

    Interesting, caveatatious thought: When they give the Academy award to a ‘youngster’, it typically does not turn out well career-wise.

    Here’s to his continued excellence and success.

  7. Dropping The Ball KSR
    4:31 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

  8. Cats Fan
    4:33 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    UK has had 9 players arrested in recent years. And that’s about mid-pack for the SEC. Sooooo, until Johnny starts getting arrested, I’m not really worried about it. There’s too many kids doing highly illegal things for me to care about someone being hung-over.

  9. T. Shirtman
    4:34 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    The chickadesian with the nice rack in the T-shirt ad is……..impressive.

  10. Lon Mower
    4:38 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Sevener, that story is aged. If youv’e been serving our country, away from the news, bless you sir.

  11. Joe Dennison
    4:39 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Archie raised his 3 boys to be respectable men and young men. They were quite famous as well in college. I believe Archie expects people to act responsible and I applaud him for it. Youth doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be stupid.

  12. Myron Gains
    4:47 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    This 5’10 180 lb Manziel will not make it in the league.

  13. Seven Eight Nine
    4:59 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    The best I can say to those if you saying “he’s just being a kid” is with great power (talent) comes great responsability.

  14. Bobbum man
    5:01 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    7- this was reported days ago, Good try

  15. Bobbum man
    5:02 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    12- drew Bree’s and russel Wilson are both 5’10 Manziel will bulk up a bit, not saying he will or won’t be good just saying him being 5’10 doesn’t mean he will fail

  16. Seven Eight Nine
    5:08 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    A lot of people look up to this kid, and he’s obviously not mature enough yet to handle it. He’ll get there and his actions are understandable, but that’s the truth.

  17. OneAndDone
    5:56 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    If Max Smith played football like Johnny Football, I wouldn’t care if his pre-game ritual was hitting a crack rock while standing on the UK at the 50yrd line…

  18. Andy
    6:08 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    SO he was out with the Manning Boys….they all had a good time and they probably covered for him when he came in “sick”. Archie was not out with them, so he was well aware!! Still no biggie, he is young, not the end of the world.

  19. Aaron C Bunch
    6:11 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    I think Johnny Football is very sexy…I would do him.

  20. He who brews
    6:25 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Double A ron.

    You know that is not kosher.

  21. Steve
    6:29 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Joker lost a Bowl game because of the same reason. Played Clemson in Nashville and never had a chance with Morgan “I should have played tight end” Newton.

  22. Kevin C.
    6:34 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    More like Johnny F*cktard.

  23. 1 queston
    7:36 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Why was he hung over? I thougt you had to be 21 to drink legally. Sounds like John Boy is breaking the law to me.

  24. CMTransy
    9:58 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Art Schlichter (sp?) ring a bell? Walking that same line.

  25. UKid
    10:15 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    All I could think from the photo: “Damn, that’s a fat chaw”

  26. SuckitupManziel
    4:24 am July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Manziel needs to bring it down a few notches and come off his high horse. He could learn something from the Manning family. He takes online classes because he can’t handle the pressure of being a student athlete. He is to cool for College Station. He will struggle on the next level.

  27. TiptonsNeverBeenInsider
    5:01 am July 15, 2013 Permalink