Since being waived by the Cleveland Browns in March, Johnny Manziel has been unable to find a team interested in giving him another shot… and dealing with his off-field antics.
The 23-year-old quarterback has repeatedly made headlines over the last few months for his hard-partying ways. Although it appear that he’s completely blown off his professional NFL career, Manziel took to social media this week to promise his followers that he will “be back”.
The former Texas A&M star quarterback tweeted on Monday to ask Aggies fans for forgiveness, while saying that he will “make it right”.
Manziel followed with a message on Instagram, assuring fans that his playing career isn’t over yet. “You all write about a day in my life and what goes on… here it is. No secrets, no hiding,” he wrote. “I’m not what you read about. I’ll be back… In time. It can’t end like this… it won’t. I love you all even though your comments suck.”
Manziel told the Washington Post that he’s “doing well”. “I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do. I’m not saying I’m never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I’ve got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I’m interested in doing a lot of different things in my life — including football — but, right now, I’m just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.”
Since being cut by the Browns earlier this month, two agents have cut ties with Manziel after demanding he get a second round of treatment for drug and alcohol use.