What Should We Make Of Johnny Manziel's Antics?

By Corey Elliot


Tim Heitman-US Presswire

The latest news on Johnny Manziel concurs with all of my recent opinions.

The “amateur” status college athlete has recently decided he is giving up twitter.


Is this something new we, as members of the media, must do now? Do we need to know if he decides to start riding a bike instead of driving a car? Maybe he will give up Ice Mountain water for Fiji.

Man, if that happens that will make front page news!

Spare me.

People, we have to de-celebritize this kid.

Don’t get it confused, he is a celebrity and it is very annoying.

I guess that comes with the territory of being the boy wonder of college football. Oh, wait, no it doesn’t. In fact go back through the last five Heisman Trophy winners and not one was as much of a celebrity as Manziel has become.

I hate to beat a dead horse, but I love to reiterate my feelings about the entire Manziel saga that has been the past three months in College Station. Somebody needs to sit down the Mercedes-Benz-driving-NBA-courtside-sitting-Mr.Cool and tell him to fall back from this persona he has grown into.

Nobody likes the arrogant kid that feels entitled to everything.

That is exactly who Manziel is. Yes, I don’t know him from Adam, but when you’re going to be in the spotlight you had better put your best foot forward for the public to view and he has not done so.

I don’t need to know what Manziel plans to do with his twitter account and despite what ESPN feels obligated to do to turn the needle I don’t need all-access to his daily routine and practice regiment. I don’t care that he has shockingly become so overwhelmed with students mobbing him for autographs and pictures that he has to take online classes.

He didn’t even have the greatest Heisman season ever by the numbers so why is he acting like it?

Somebody needs to put Manziel in his place. That may be a lost cause, though. This past week news leaked that Manziel allegedly pushed a Texas A&M assistant coach which probably scared head coach Kevin Sumlin off.

This whole thing is pathetic and I know I can’t be the only one who feels that way.

But for now let us all keep coddling the guy like he is Michael Jordan in cleats.

I’m over it.

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