We put a lot on these college kids when we make heroes out of them. He's just a kid.
Having said that, Grow up Johnny Football, stop acting like an idiot and show that you are a leader, not just a talented arse.
New ESPN personality Paul Finebaum didn’t mince words during an appearance on the network yesterday. Asked to weigh in on The Johnny Manziel Offseason Circus, the longtime radio host had this to say:
“I’m sad to say, I think he’s trending towards becoming a punch line. I hate to say that because I think all of us are fans of Johnny Manziel. You can’t help but be, and you want the best for him, but there have been too many instances from him…
When you say what he did the other day. When you say, ‘Walk in my shoes’ and you’re the Heisman Trophy winner and you have the world in front of you, that’s unacceptable. We’re reasonable people here. You can look past a lot of silly things, but I’m having a hard time looking past that.
Manziel is likeable, but Manziel is becoming less likeable every day.”
And that’s really the heart of it, isn’t it? Last season, the redshirt freshman who was recruited to Texas to play safety (according to Will Muschamp) became the most electrifying quarterback in the country and a hero at Texas A&M. His on-field exploits wowed fans across the SEC and the nation.
But now his off-field exploits and tweets are quickly turning him into a guy who fans will heartily root against.
If Kevin Sumlin is smart, he’ll make Twitter and other social media outlets off-limits to his star quarterback. Manziel hasn’t shown that he can use those tools responsibly.