Johnny Manziel Fesses Up About The Time He Wore Wig And Became ‘Billy Manziel’ In Vegas, Reveals Photo Of Disguise
One of the biggest stories of the 2016 NFL season was when ESPN Las Vegas reported that Johnny Manziel wore a wig and called himself “Billy” to try to disguise himself while partying in Vegas.
At the time Manziel denied the story but two years later during his comeback tour he’s finally coming clean with what really went down.
While speaking with Amdrew Hawkins on Uninterrupted, Manziel described what was going through his mind when he decided to buy a wig and a mustache in Vegas.
via Sporting News
Manziel confirmed most of the details from the report. He said he came into Vegas from the Cleveland airport already in disguise and no one recognized him.
“I had my hood, my hat, my everything, my sunglasses, my everything. So I get there, and no problem,” Manziel says.
He says once he got to a Vegas bar a reporter recognized him and that sent him “into straight damage mode.” He didn’t want to go home to Cleveland, so that’s when he started coming up with a grander scheme.
“I missed my flight, I put out an Instagram saying that I’m at home with my dog, and tagged it in Avon, Ohio. So then I’m like, I’m not going to be able to just go in with a hat. Let’s go get a wig. And, as funny as this is, I’m still pretty embarrassed by it. It’s still like a reckless decision, but like we said, let it die. I’m like, ‘Let’s go to this wig shop.’ So I type in Google, nearest wig shop and just go somewhere off the strip. Very very sketchy, I walk into this place and this little lady walks up [and asks], ‘What you want on your hair?’ And I’m like, ‘I need something that makes me not look like this. Do you have a mustache, do you have a wig, do you have anything?’ And she came back with this wig and I put it on, and I’m like, ‘Perfect!’ I shaved off all my facial hair except my mustache.”
Uninerrupted’s Andrew Hawkins also posted a photo Manziel’s disguise.