Cameron Rohde, Sports Radio KJR
Manziel isn’t the first college athlete to tweet something stupid (Marlon Williams, Courtney Fortson, and Jaz Reynolds) and will not be the last one. However, he is the highest profile athlete to tweet something this stupid. I am not usually this quick to judge someone, but for Manziel it is too easy. He tweets, “walk a day in my shoes,” and many people would love to have that opportunity. Manziel comes from a wealthy family that has given him the opportunity to sit courtside at NBA games, play golf on world class courses (Pebble Beach) and has a very hot girlfriend. Throw in the fact that he is a college quarterback and just won the Heisman. Many people would walk a day in his Nike’s.
People may believe I am making much ado about nothing and grasping for straws. But, think about this, do you want your quarterback as Jalen Rose would say “champagning and campaigning,” Saturday night in the offseason, or striving to improve by studying film, a la Russell Wilson. Manziel has a bad habit of champagning and campaigning, with a 2011 arrest to his name. This arrest was the closest thing to stopping Johnny last year, and almost led to a year-long suspension. Manziel is going to need to straighten out his behavior, if he thinks he has any shot to be a first round pick.