Johnny Manziel Makes More Headlines

June 14, 2013 at 10:51a    by Kyle Rowland    
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Dynamic on and off the field.

Millions of college students drink illegally when they are underage. But it is still against the law, and not everyone is Johnny Manziel. When you're the Heisman Trophy winner and you've already made headlines for the wrong reasons, it is probably wise to keep a low profile. That isn't in Manziel's DNA, however. 

He was already in a country music video. Add singing on-stage at a concert to the list. And, of course, who could resist a little backstage drinking? Not Manziel, apparently. 

 


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ATXbucknut's picture

Bottoms up, Johnny.

Hovenaut's picture

So I guess I'll really be rooting for Alabama for one game this season.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

DJ Byrnes's picture

Long live Johnny Football.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

mh277907's picture

I'm glad Braxton isn't like him. Hopefully that doesn't change after he wins the Heisman this year.

buckeyebobcat

Gametime's picture

Just made me like the kid more - He's got swagger, and he's acting his age. When it comes to the game of football, as long as he doesn't do anything detrimental to that & continues getting better, I can't be mad at him.

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

mh277907's picture

I agree that he is a college kid and is doing nothing that I didn't do when I was in college (though, the level of talent he scores is probably not even comparable). But there is a fine line between having swagger and being cocky and he is straddling it. Taking pictures of yourself in Vegas while fanning hundred dollar bills rubs me the wrong way. I understand he is only a kid, but there is something to be said for people who handle fame gracefully and humbly.

buckeyebobcat

Gametime's picture

I understand - but just because he's in the spotlight doesn't mean I'm personally going to hold him to a different standard than the "average" 20 year old. Cultural and moral reasons aside - I think it's hypocritical to do that.
He has the circumstances of coming from a well off family and happening to be an outstanding collegiate athlete with a down-to-earth personality. He retweets fans when they ask, he gives high school QBs advice, he shows his faith in God, and constantly praises hard work, his teammates, and other athletes in different sports.
He also just happens to have the money and ability that grants him access to enjoy luxuries that others don't and I can't hold that against him.
To say he's cocky is a stretch, I don't recall him rubbing his good fortune or success in people's faces or anything - but he's confident in his ability because he works at it, and confidence is important for any athlete to succeed, even if it borders on delusion.
FWIW, I'd say he's handling the spotlight pretty well for kid his age and with the amount of exposure he has.

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

CanadianBuckeye's picture

I agree with you on most points, but don't kid yourself, this kid is the definition of cocky.  I don't see it as a problem if you can back it up, but that is what it is.  And yes consistently posting over the top pictures on his own public websites is "rubbing it in".  I don't think he is going to far, as I said he has earned the right to be cocky.  Let's just not try and butter him up too much.
Upvote to ya!  Cheers mate, not trying to hate, just a little differing opinion.

Gametime's picture

I appreciate your opinion, an upvote for you sir! Like I said, I can see that perspective, but if you've got a facebook or a twitter, what he doesn't isn't that different from any of my other friends/followers accept that he usually has more money, celebrities, and hotter women in his posts, LOL.
But I agree with you, as long as he doesn't let it get out of control and interfere with his craft, I think he'll be alright; if not, we know how this story can end:

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

cinserious's picture

I'm with you there Gametime. It was only a generation ago when college kids did college kid shit. The kids gowing up nowadays are so conformist that they are too afraid to 'offend' anybody by having too much fun.
That being said, I'm glad OSU's Heisman candidate isn't in the spotlight like that.

"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"

gwalther's picture

Lol wat

Class of 2008

OSUStu's picture

(yawn)
So, he is a college student that drinks vodka?   Get outta town!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

phxbuck's picture

Am I supposed to be outraged or something? I don't get it. 

droessl's picture

famous young athlete enjoys attractive women and booze. More at 11. 

osu07asu10's picture

He's like anti-Aaron Craft

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

FROMTHE18's picture

his face...i just want to punch it over and over again

bedheadjc's picture

It's the schnozz...just begging to be punched. I want to also, but just a pop; no blood. I want to hear it go "EEEEEE-hurrrrrrnn" like a rubber ducky, or chew toy.

chitown buckeye's picture

"I'm having a heart attack!"

chitown buckeye's picture

Complete fail. Nothing to see here....carry on...

"I'm having a heart attack!"

CowCat's picture

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

AllDay028's picture

Johnny Football is the greatest troll of our time.

OSUs12-OH's picture

You know what?  I hope he has the worst year ever for a former Heisman winner.  The only reason is because he's taking this post winning of the Heisman too far and his teammates I'm sure are getting tired of seeing him in the limelight (loved hearing Mark May say it's all good what he's doing on CFB live.  I bet if it was Brax360 winning it and he was doing it, it would be a whole different story).  And I know for a FACT if an OSU player wins it, they won't be doing what Johnny is.  That I can guarantee.  All I know is I'm tired of seeing and hearing about him personally.

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

BrewstersMillions's picture

Oh hey, another "The world is out to get OSU players" post. This is a new and novel concept....

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

OSUs12-OH's picture

I'm confused....I never said what you're implying.  I meant that May would have an entirely different outlook on what Manziel's doing after winning the Heisman if it were Braxton that won it.  Nothing more....besides I want Johnny to fail miserably due to his post Heisman winning limelight.  That's all Brew.

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

BrewstersMillions's picture

May would be out to get Miller if he acted the way Manziel did post Heisman win.
No you're right, you didn't imply any such thing.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

OSUs12-OH's picture

Wow dude...I usually like your posts and replies.  Not today...wake up and smell what I'm cooking.  Did Mark May all of a sudden become respectable in your eyes????  You know I'm right...he wouldn't have said the same thing about Braxton or any other player doing what Johnny is doing.  Now what if it was someone else not affiliated with OSU??? Or are you still missing my point.  May was off and even the other analyst said that his team may be getting tired of this.  Because Brew, without his team he wouldn't have won shit.  I would agree with you if what you're implying was correct.  But (whether you like hearing this or not) you're wrong.

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

BrewstersMillions's picture

"I bet if it was Brax360 winning it and he was doing it, it would be a whole different story"
That is exactly the type of thing I was referring to when I said....
"Oh hey, another "The world is out to get OSU players" post. This is a new and novel concept...."
You are saying you didn't say that, I'm saying you did. That's it. Nothing more.
 

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

OSUs12-OH's picture

Just for the record:  Never said anything about out to get.  It was May's statement he said that I'm referring to.................

"May would be out to get Miller if he acted the way Manziel did post Heisman win."

That's not what I meant....I don't know how many times I can tell you.  I can tell you this, this will be the last time I will try to help you understand my point.  
You're wrong bro.  I meant that Mark May was wrong and that was my example of how he would have changed his story/statement.  I still don't know why you chose my comment to say what you are.  It's a small piece to my point...not the entire part of my point.  
BTW enjoy your marriage and congrats (noticed on another thread).  I can tell it's going to go famously with you admitting you're wrong. Trust me bruh....you better get used to doing that;-)

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

BrewstersMillions's picture

My care cup-like most every cup JM gets his hands on-is totally empty.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

OSUs12-OH's picture

Now this I can agree with....

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

Earle's picture

I don't mind him.  I actually like the way he plays ball, and I can ignore the other stuff.  I wouldn't want him dating my daughter, but I'm not sure anyone meets that standard.
Now if he goes and plays well enough to win another Heisman, I would not like that.  Not one bit.  That club has a membership of one, and it needs to stay that way.

Italics are for emphasis; an ellipsis represents an unfinished thought.

OSUs12-OH's picture

I like him on the field...this off the field stuff since December is enough already.  And tend to agree that the mountain is about to fall.  They lose to Bama at home...bank it now.

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

Idaho Helga's picture

I think they lose to Bama at home too. Saban is going to prep for that one like it's in January.
I don't mind the guy being cocky but I'm SOOOOO glad he's not OUR cocky guy.  

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Bama does have a bye before playing A&M.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

FROMTHE18's picture

I just cant wait for TAMU to fall hard from their bs mountain top that theyve created...amazing how a win over Alabama has propelled them to elite status...hope by the grace of the football gods, they somehow win less than 6 games this year

OSUs12-OH's picture

Couldn't agree more...

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

FitzBuck's picture

So awesome.  

Fitzbuck

Toledo - Ohio's right armpit 

"A troll by any other name is still a troll". 

 

Doc's picture

Go home Johnny, you're drunk. 

"Say my name."

NW Buckeye's picture

JM is a HS coach's worst nightmare.  We spend our careers trying to get kids on the right path, showing them that booze and questionable behavior will not get them where they want to go, and along comes this bozo and sets the kind of example he has for the last 6 months.  Thanks a lot JM.
And to those who think "this is no big deal, all students imbibe, so get over it".  Well, yes, many college students consume alcohol when they are underage.  However, he is an athlete on a scholarship at a major college.  I am sure his scholarship prohibits this type of behavior, it is pretty standard for any scholarship for any college athlete.  Yet, he continues to flaunt his escapades, seemingly at every opportunity.  Just how many HS athletes do you think have been kicked off their teams because of postings on social web sites showing them violating some type of participation contract?  How many more are going to see this type of behavior, emulate it, and end up getting kicked off their teams?  It's easy to dismiss it as just a good ol' boy having some fun, but it all turns to crap when the flying monkeys show up.
I don't doubt that he is an exceptional talent.  But, just imagine how good he would be if he actually took care of himself.  
These public displays actually say far more about TA&M than JM.  There was a Buckshot recently talking about Kevin Sumlin's success as a coach.  How is it that he turns a blind eye to all these shenanigans?  There have to be many double standards in play on that team.  Could you imagine a walk on (something that TA&M prides itself in) pulling these stunts and still being on the team?  And, just the fact that he is an Aggie sets up a debate about questionable double standards over all.  Take a look at the Aggie Code of conduct:
“An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.”
The Aggie Code of Honor affirms values that apply to students, faculty and staff alike. This simple statement exemplifies two of our core values—excellence and integrity—and underscores our commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with laws and official policies. These core values forge a strong base to embrace our other core values of leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.
Indeed, the type of behavior exhibited by JM could get a student Aggie kicked out of school (underage drinking is a form of dishonesty).  Why is it that JM is held to a different standard than just about every other Aggie student?  His behavior makes a mockery out of the codes of conduct for Aggies and their student athletes. 
 

Gametime's picture

Great post, but there are far too many assumptions. Every school has a code of conduct, but how exactly do we know that every TAMU student with a twitter or facebook page doesn't post or display similar actions on a regular-to-occasional basis in the social media; with this code being generally enforced in the context of which you suggest?
We don't for sure. With that said, there is obviously some accepted behaviors within moderation, given in the college campus culture.
There's a fine line here where you're talking about pitting too much responsibility on a 20 year old kid who wouldn't be held to such a standard if he wasn't a pseudo-rich, pseudo-celebrity, Heisman winning QB in the most recently dominant college football conference.
The kid obviously works hard - you don't go from being a 3-star recruit to winning the Heisman without busting your ass. You've gotta take into account that he's not holding the microscope being held over his life right now.

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

NW Buckeye's picture

Thanks for the reply, I see where you are coming from.  However, I really don't make assumptions in my post.  The code of conduct is clearly stated as it was taken from the TA&M web site.  What I said is that behavior such as JM has been displaying could get an Aggie kicked out of school.  Whether it happens or not is another subject.  But, surely, JM flaunting his disregard for the published school conduct code without consequences makes the entire code unenforceable for anyone else who may be breaking the code in such a public manor.  I know that if I were a student there and got in trouble for any such activity I would use JM's debacle as an example and demand equal latitude. 
FWIW, I do know someone who coached at A&M in the 90's.  At that time, their "code of conduct" (which incidentally hasn't changed much since then) made if difficult to attract the level of competition to compete with other Texas schools.  I was made aware of this through several conversations.  What has changed since then?  The recent public displays of blatant disregard for the code would suggest that somehow people now in charge have taken a much different approach on enforcing their code.  I know, times change.  But, it would seem to me that keeping a code around that is basically unenforceable is worthless. 
And, I can not vouch for what actions are taken at other schools, but I do know that repeated similar behavior at a certain school I am more familiar with does not go without consequences.
Again, thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.  I really do like the feedback!!
Go Bucks!

Gametime's picture

Another great post! Well, I wasn't trying to imply that you were making the assumptions, but that all of us have to assume that this leniency and enforcement (or lack there of) is wide spread and that it may or may not be feasible that if we were to search facebook, twitter, tumblr (etc, for example) for current TAMU students that we may find social media posts similar to what Manziel is doing, but his actions are only magnified because he's student athlete with a lot of exposure vs. say some kid who's studying to be nuclear engineer who we don't know.
Hypothetically I agree with you 100%. 
And though I don't really want to generalize when you ask "What has changed since then?"
Well...they moved from the Big XII to the SEC...>_>...we have to take that for what it's worth unfortunately...

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

smith5568's picture

I see your perspective. However, it doesn't matter that he isn't the one holding the microscope over his life right now. The microscope is there, don't make excuses, he should conduct himself accordingly. In HS every single player on my football team was held to a higher standard than the rest of the student body. I don't see why this shouldn't carry onto higher levels of academics and athletics.   

Gametime's picture

I see your point too, but not every high school culture is like that unfortunately. With some star players in HS, as long as they bring the school some publicity, they can get away with almost anything: see Steubenville Big Red. (and I grew up there til I was a teenager)

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

USMC11917's picture

Fantastic Post man. So many people say, "They are kids, let them embrace that..." I say that they are young adults learning their way in this world. Everyone stumbles along the way to becoming a productive adult but why embrace something that promotes these obstacles? I love the stance that N.Swisher takes and in that stance the Heisman embraces everything about it too; "Be a role model on and off the field". Gambling while not always illegal and under age drinking are nothing I wish for my children to embrace. My personal opinion is that JM is single handedly tarnishing the Heisman legacy. I am very thankful for Braxton Miller for is athletic abilities but more so for how he represents himself off the field.

Jdadams01's picture

Does he ever actually practice football or watch film?

BrewstersMillions's picture

Does he even lift?

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

bucked up's picture

This guy is going to hit a wall before long.
I don't begrudge him for being a party animal. But he's a quarterback. And the best quarterbacks usually don't have much of a social life because they are too deeply immersed in their preparation. Unless you're Namath or Ken Stabler (who played in an era when the game was not nearly as complex) you really cant be an elite quarterback AND party very much. Even Favre didn't become great until he cut back on his night life. Time partying is time away from the game. you can get away with regular nights of hard partying if you're a receiver or a running back; but not as a qb, which is like being a coordinator that plays.
I don't think he's a bad guy. But defenses will catch up with him if he doesn't cut down on his partying and start opening up a playbook. Maybe not in college, but most certainly in the pros.

yrro's picture

I think Big Ben disagrees with you. But then, he's supposed to have settled down this year with his new wife, we'll see what happens when he's really applying himself.

FitzBuck's picture

This just in: After a full night of underage drinking Johnny had premarital sex with both of those young ladies.....nope still don't care because its college.  

Fitzbuck

Toledo - Ohio's right armpit 

"A troll by any other name is still a troll". 

 

Buckeyeneer's picture

CAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH-LLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDGGGGGGGEEEEEEEE!!!!!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

Bucksfan's picture

I don't care if Johnny Manziel got Frank-the-Tank-Wasted and tried to go streaking through the quad and up to the gymnasium.  His fun is his business.  I don't recall anyone at 11W taking up a collection from the users to contribute to either the Heisman Trust or the Texas A&M University endowment.  So, who gives a flying fuck that he parties, is in music videos, and takes his classes online?  Everyone's going to be taking all of their college classes online in the near future anyway.
If the douchey Heisman douche committee feels Manziel is being too much of a douche canoe, maybe they'll think twice in the future about giving it to a f'ing freshman.  Beyond that...I'm going to go get chocolate wasted and watch highlights of Beanie Wells stiff-arming fools.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

None of the reports on Manziel have made me think any less of the kid and/or dislike him. I mostly don't care about what does. Actually, weird as I am, it seems somewhat refreshing to me that he's got sort of a Jewish fro, a big schnoz, and doesn't really fit the stereotype of the 6'4 blond-haired QB star, yet he plays up this party boy image . . .
That said, I've seen enough "smoke" from the reports on Manziel since he won the Heisman, that it would just slightly effect how I think about Tex AM's odds to win the SEC or NC in 2013/14 (Tex AM is currently 8/1 to win the NC).
Think about it: all the reports on Manziel cannot help Tex AM's prospects in 2013/14, but they could possibly signal factors that might hurt their prospects.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

WOW, who the f*ck cares.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

btalbert25's picture

Honestly, I love this guy.  I wouldn't want his distractions on my team, but seriously the guy is entertaining as hell and I love the fact he just doesn't give a shit about how he's supposed to act.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Mark May, and Johnny Manziel threads should be banned from 11w.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Poison nuts's picture

My take on all of this, I think I would just like to see him do plenty of game day drinking if he ever plays OSU...I recommend 151.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Gobucks2204's picture

Thank goodness there wasn't twitter, Facebook and vine and all this technology when I was in college. Hopefully he can have good people around him counseling him and serving as mentors, because he is in the spotlight and needs to be more wise.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Whoa!  Even Gary Busey is alarmed at all of the Manziel crazyness we've seen over the past few months. 

pjtobin's picture

Just a kid, being a kid. It's none of my business. I wish him the best. And I am also wishing his team to lose 6 or more times. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

warosu's picture

Winning the Heisman just wasn't enough!!! Nice eye candy though