Johnny Manziel has been called a lot of things over the past couple of years. Some comments about him are good, some are very bad. Either way, the QB gets people talking. But one term that hasn’t been connected to Manziel is ghetto. That is, until now.
During a recent radio interview, Deion Sanders actually used the term to describe him, kind of. Here’s what the hall-of-famer had to say on the popular QB:
“I love Johnny Football. See, the reason people won’t accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies. I love Johnny Football.”
When asked to explain what he meant, Prime Time replied with this:
“Because he was successful, he made it, and he let you all know he made it, and he was cocky, he was flamboyant, and he let you know.”
The radio host reportedly went on to say that Manziel is a white Prime Time, which apparently made Sanders laugh.
Ghetto is certainly an odd term to connect to Johnny Football. Merriam-Webster defines ghetto as: ‘a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditions,’ or ‘the poorest part of a city.’
We all know that Manziel is not poor or from a poor part of a city. But what I think Prime Time is saying, is that he acts like he is.
I guess I can buy that. But if I had to say he has ____ tendencies, ghetto wouldn’t be my word of choice. I believe ‘bro’ would be most appropriate.