Johnny Manziel Was in Vegas and Seems to Be Handling Third String Just Fine

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Manziel with the first-string party life.
Johnny Manziel has been America's sporting obsession for the better part of the past 18 months.

To wit, this is like my 50th blog post centered around Manziel during that time frame (conservatively estimated, by the way), and just as many have been about the reaction to Johnny as there have been about, y'know, Johnny himself.

If you thought any of this would slow down once Manziel was exiled to drafted by the Cleveland Browns, you were sorely mistaken. If anything, it's gone "next level," with everyone obsessing over the Browns' mishandling of Johnny-Mania, Johnny's being relegated to third string, and even a faux lawsuit against Manziel with about 25 hilarious dick jokes in it (one for every million dollars Manziel is being "sued for").

Indeed, everyone still has a take on the "Manziel Situation" (whatever the "situation" is on that given day), except seemingly Johnny himself.

Other than a few generic post practice soundbites during rookie minicamp, we really haven't gotten much introspection from the 2012 Heisman winner and man about town. His agent has commented about the hoax "lawsuit," even threatening a possible defamation countersuit, but Manziel himself has not let us know his feelings on all of this.

Think about it, the big man on campus is now being relegated "pledge" status, picking up coffee for the vets and toiling behind Tyler Thigpen on the depth chart, with distractions like the fake lawsuit only dropping more figurative weight on his head.

It's got to be killing him, right?

Um, wrong.

If Twitter and Instagram are any indication, Johnny Football seems to be taking the body blows the NFL is dealing him early on in stride. As it turns out, Vegas the weekend of a UFC pay per view is a great place for therapy!

(Side bar: It is outstanding having Johnny Manziel back on Twitter.)

(Ok, that last one had nothing to do with Manziel, I just had to include it, though.)

Vegas, babes, booze, sun, Gronk, UFC, something called "Diplo."

The only thing missing from the Gronk and Johnny picture, by the way, is Money Mayweather holding up a ticket for a $500,000 wager on "Miami Heat -6.5" in one hand while slapping the ass of a Kardashian with the other.

So in conclusion, it would appear that Johnny Manziel is taking his "third string" designation in stride probably because he knows he will be first string by Week 3.

Any questions?

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18 comments
Jason Deere
Jason Deere

And just like that, Johnny already at the #2 spot, and running 11 on 11s with the 1's. Ooops... @DawgPoundNews

Jerry West
Jerry West

Man, oi wish Texan had drafted this great athlete

Jason Deere
Jason Deere

I still have no idea what possesses the Houston Press to believe that we give two shits about their sports (sic) related opinions. The very notion that Cleveland drafted Johnny in the first round just to appoint him "third string" shows how little you actually know about the NFL. Dude likes to party, "Oh noes, he's a horrible person who enjoys life, quick let's write another story about it!"

Fan_dan
Fan_dan

His agent/manager needs to lay down the law:


Photos with hot babes in Vegas - cool!


Photos with fellow look-alike douchebags anywhere - not cool!

Anse
Anse

I've never understood the level of disgust people have for Johnny Manziel. Whether or not he's got the skills is a valid question and everybody should feel free to give their opinions on it. But I have yet to see a single example of his personal behavior that I would consider particularly outrageous. He's young, women apparently find him attractive, and now he's got money, too. He parties. Who among us did not do the same at that age? He's got an attitude. Well, he's under the microscope more than most players, so it seems to me like a logical trade-off. Maybe the world should get off the Johnny Football bandwagon but so much of the hate directed at this kid is about a lot more than football, and none of it makes very much sense.

Fan_dan
Fan_dan

He needs to do it all now. Cause in five years he'll be sobbing "Show me the money?"

seasincarnadine
seasincarnadine

First of all, nobody but nobody out-parties Johnny Goofball.  I look forward to watching him unfurl a career that blends a Ryan Leaf/Jim Baluschi approach, to spectacular results.  The only question I have is whether he will flame out on his own before he is forced out as a result of getting busted snorting coke off highschool girls.  The suspense is killing me...me and the hooker that is no doubt tied up in the trunk of his car. 

Fan_dan
Fan_dan

@Anse  Taunting defense when A&M leading. Oh yeah, it was RICE for chrissakes!

pro_NFL_scout
pro_NFL_scout

@Anse while he is indeed an entitled punk, the real hate is directed at the Manzealots

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