Johnny Manziel Reveals That He’s Battling Bipolar Depression, Claims That He’s Not Drinking Anymore During Interview On GMA
Johnny Manziel is finally getting his life under control and wants a second chance in the NFL.
In an interview with Good Morning America that aired early Monday morning, the former Cleveland Browns first round pick revealed that he was currently on medication for bipolar depression and is working hard to prevent himself from going back to his old ways.
I am taking medication for bipolar, and I am working to try to make sure I don’t fall back into any type of depression, because I know where that leads me and I know how slippery a slope that is for me,”
“At the end of the day I can’t help that my wires are a little bit differently crossed than yours, I can’t help my mental makeup of the way that I was created,” Manziel said. “But I know if I stay on these meds and I continue to do what I am doing right now … I think my dad, my mom, I think (girlfriend) Bree (Tiese), would all agree that they see, a drastic change.”
Manziel also went on to say that he’s not drinking or partying anymore and hopes to get another shot at playing football again.