Johnny Intervention

January 15, 2013 at 9:25a    by Jason Priestas    


iball's picture

Johnny Football was arrested for a bar fight? I didnt think I could like him even more.Strange feeling the Bucks may have to deal w him before its all said and done.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Boom777's picture

That would be nice to see, Silver Bullets smash Johnny Football.

Wherever you are, there you be!

popeurban's picture

If he were a buckeye I am sure that I would love him, but because he is not, I can't stand him... It is not because he is a "bad boy", because I hated Tebow too.


Eh, I'm already tired of hearing about him. Kid doesnt have much of a support system around him that's for sure.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Earle's picture

A college student in a bar with a fake ID?  Gasp! 

rdubs's picture

I more or less agree, however there have been a pattern of less than expected events from a guy like him.  Fair or not we hold stars to a higher standard and when you are still in college that standard is even higher because people feel the need feign some resemblance to amateur athletics.

Unky Buck's picture

I read something similar to this on Yardbarker earlier today. I had a conversation with a friend about him before he won the Heisman and how if he won, it would just go to his head. With a kid like him, who had been in trouble before and clearly has a big ego already, it would only make matters worse. The fact that the AD has to meet with him and his parents like a little elementary school kid is a little worrisome. He's insanely talented, but with his publicity over the last month or so, the NCAA may start sniffing around him. I can see him bolting after one more year so that he can cash in.


popeurban's picture

He is a redshirt freshman so after next year he will be able to declare for the draft.

Earle's picture

My point was that although I think he is a great college QB, I don't think NFL scouts are drooling over him, much less as an early entry.  Time will tell.

Unky Buck's picture

Cash in is such a subjective phrase. I'm not saying he's being saught after, but I think he leaves early to go to the draft. It has more to do with less restrictions and he can be involved in all sorts of crap that he can't do in college legally.


btalbert25's picture

We'll see.  I mean he is rich already.  He could be like Matt Leinart and hang around a while and enjoy being in college.  Leinart was always partying and in the news, and he stayed a pretty darn good college football QB.  Honestly, he probably could of won a 2nd Heisman his stats were so good.
He had a little trouble that honestly was the same thing that 1000's of college kids get in trouble for every year.  The other stuff has that has popped up has been perfectly fine.  He was at NBA games with premium seats, but he's rich so he can afford to do that.  He was at a casino on a reservation that is 18 and over.
The picture no one talks about is the one he had on Twitter the other day where he was visiting kids at the hospital. I kind of like this guy, and hope he is around a couple more years and keeps this stuff up.

buckifishr's picture

The worst part is that the AD had to talk to HIS PARENTS as well.  How can you expect the kid to know better if his parents are encouraging the behavior.

AltaBuck's picture

Reminds me of the Men at Work song Be Good Johnny. Sorry for the 80s flashback.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

Doc's picture

"Are you going to play football this year Johnny?"

"Say my name."

Poison nuts's picture

No, No, No!

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

DaytonBuckeye4life's picture

This kid just has NCAA violations written all over him and that's sad he is a very talented young man    .I'm glad braxton don't get foolish like Manziel does 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I really wish Klein had won the Heisman.-_-

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

Sean N's picture

Geez.  Cool out guys.  He is 20 years old and just doing what most other 20 year old college kids do. The difference is the microscope is now on him. There is probably not one person on this site (or the sites of most every other school in the country) who knew who this kid was at this time last year. Now he is basically a household name.  I guess I'm surprised that no one pointed this out to him sooner than this, but that's about it. He's not doing anything wrong but everything he does is now being scrutinized like crazy.

LadyBuck's picture

I don't disagree with you, but I think the point that most people are caught up on is that his parents are not helping the matter. it's one thing to have success, and fool around, like a 20 year old, but have parents to knock you back to earth. It's another to have them encouraging jerk/asshat behavior at every bend at the risk of the NCAA finding somethiing out that can hurt his team and/or career.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I am not going to hate, mainly because i'd be throwing stones. Gambling and courtside seats aside, I did alot worse between 15 and 20 years of age.


"Clutch has no boundaries"

Doc's picture

There is quite a difference between Joe Schmoe college freshman and Face of the team Hiesman winning QB.  He needs to tone it down a bit IMHO.  We would be just as fearful of Braxton if he was doing the same type of things, at least I would.  I'm not hating on Manzel, I'm just getting tired of hearing about him 24/7.

"Say my name."

buckeye_baker's picture

Good point. If this was Braxton I think a lot of Buckeye fans would be begging for him to cut it out. But, we also fear the NCAA ban hammer, given our close and personal relationship with it.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'm sure if this were Pryor it wouldn't have been brushed off as a college kid just having fun.

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

BuckeyeChief's picture



"Clutch has no boundaries"

DefendOhio's picture

This kid reminds me a lot of Rob Gronkowski. 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Outside of dating a porn star, yea. solid comparison.  I think A&M should explain to his clueless parents maybe its not a good idea to take your underage son out to a casino and flash money around.  Seriously, thats just asking to get into trouble and gain a bad rep. ESP when everyone in America knows who you are now.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

buckeye4life050233's picture

According to ESPN first take he has been seen in casino's in vegas, which is odd because he is only 20 years old, as well as court side at nba games, which was presumably his birthday and he paid with his own money.......and to think osu got hit for some tat's for cash.....hmmmmmmmm