Thursday, July 18, 2013

On Johnny Manziel's Recent "Troubles"

It is really unfortunate that this kid is expected to act like a member of the Royal Family instead of a 20 year old college kid. Since winning the Heisman Trophy, Manziel is been the talk of the media for more bad reasons than good. If you've managed to avoid all forms of media over the last five days or so, let me fill you in. Manziel was invited to be a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy held in Texas. He was asked to leave Saturday morning. Initial reports stated that it was because he was dehydrated and lethargic. Then it came out that he had been partying the night before and was not dehydrated, but hung over. At the SEC media day yesterday, Manziel was bombarded with questions and eventually said that he had forgot to set an alarm and woke up late. By the way this story is being covered, you would have thought that he went on a murderous rampage. He has been absolutely vilified for this little incident. I don't understand why people insist that this is such a big deal. HE LEFT THE MANNING PASSING CAMP. IN THE OFFSEASON. He wasn't skipping film sessions the week leading up to the Alabama game. He wasn't late for the team bus to Baton Rouge. He wasn't even caught smoking pot. He did what any college kid is going to do on a Friday night: have fun. If that involved drinking, then so be it. Be thankful he wasn't as stupid and arrogant as some athletes and driven afterwards. But no, apparently he has to sacrifice some of the best years of his life and act like he's Peyton Manning. It's stupid. Look at what Mark May tweeted about this situation.
Is he freaking serious? Fun Fact by the way, May was arrested when he played at Pitt for jumping on cars, resisting arrest, and trying to incite a riot. Talk about being a hypocritical jackass, although May has never really had much credibility anyway. But back to the main point. This has to be the most pathetic attempt to make an issue out of a non-issue. When something happens that causes him to actually lose playing time or get dismissed from the team, wake me up. Otherwise, tell people like Mark May to just shut the hell up.

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