It’s been a long excruciating journey for Johnny Manziel to get back on a football field. Manziel, who earlier this year revealed that he was suffering from bipolar disorder, finally made his return to professional football this weekend when he come off the bench in a preseason game for the Hamilton-Tiger Cats.
Manziel had a decent showing in the game throwing 9/12 for 80 yards while picking up another 10 yards on the ground.
It’s safe to say that there wasn’t anyone more excited about Johnny’s return than his wife Bre Tiesi who posted this emotional message on Instagram while showing off her custon Mrs. Manziel CFL jersey.
Yesterday was such a huge day for my husband and for our family. I am so PROUD of you. To finally see you on a team and on the field BALLIN OUT I can’t even explain the feeling. All the days of uncertainty watching you struggle broke my heart but I never stopped believing in you. I applaud you for how you have confronted the diagnosis, and so openly apologized for your mistakes. I read an article in Forbes titled “Apocalyptic Crash to Resurrection: Johnny Manziel”. What a title for what you have done, people can talk shit but you are a gifted athlete who fought and WON for your career and your LIFE. Yesterday was “thee” pivotal moment that will continue to write your story. I wanted to say a huge thank you to the @hamiltontigercats and the tiger cats fan base you have welcomed him with open arms! I saw so many Manziel Jersey and heard a lot by sitting in the stands (without my Jersey for the first half). To hear they sold out his jersey before the game even started?! Wow. The smile on his face yesterday was so long overdue.. your back baby and NOONE can take that from you except you. (Sorry for the terrible pic had no time to take one yesterday!) #johnnyfootball #moneymanziel
Johnny still has a long way before any NFL team even considers signing him but it’s good to see that he’s finally starting to get his life together.