Johnny Manziel and his reputation for partying have gone hand in hand ever since he stunned Alabama as a first year starter at Texas A&M, eventually going on to become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
In fact, just about this time last year, I wrote a lengthy recap on this very site as a tribute to some of Johnny’s many hilarious, year-long exploits. But then he went to rehab. And the music stopped for a minute. Really, just for a minute. And now we’re back to the very same concerns that were voiced a year ago, and the weeks and months that followed.
To assist in giving such widespread concern the proper level of volume, LeBron James — who is a personal friend of Manziel’s — was left with no choice but to drop him from his marketing agency just two days ago.
So with the season over and Manziel’s career as a member of the Browns all but done, what lies ahead is the truly unknown. And that’s where surprising supporter and WWE legend, Jake “The Snake” Roberts enters the equation, a guy who probably should’ve been dead 15 years go:
“I’m trying to get ahold of Johnny Manziel, and I’m going to tell that boy, ‘You need to get on Antabuse,'” Roberts says. “I understand where his head is at. I understand what it is to be Jake the Snake, or Johnny Football. You got all of these expectations from other people. Not just yourself, but other people. You start being the party guy for them.”
If it weren’t for such a sincere, similar kind of concern shown by fellow wrestler Diamond Dallas Page back in 2012, Roberts would be dead by now. He’d be happy to tell you himself.
Jake went on to say he’d be willing to help out Johnny if someone were able to connect the two.
“Let’s get Johnny Manziel out here. I’ll take care of him … I’ll save his life or drive him crazy, one of the two.”
Yup. Just like DDP did.
[H/T Rolling Stone]