Johnny Manziel's Father: "If [he] doesn't get help, [he] won't live to see his 24th birthday"


Johnny Manziel has been spiraling downward for two months now, or basically since he was named the Cleveland Browns starter late in the season and then decided to go party in Austin to celebrate. He promptly lost the starting job, and it’s been bad news ever since.

This morning, Manziel’s agent dumped him. Less than an hour later, the Dallas Morning News posted this troubling story with an ominous quote from Manziel’s father:

"“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel told The Dallas Morning News."

The paper claims they’ve tried to admit Manziel to rehab in the last week, but he has declined. It gets worse: “Paul Manziel said that he is upset that his son was allowed to walk away after Paul told a Denton County Sherriff officer that he believed Johnny to be suicidal.”

At this point, forget about Manziel playing football next year, or maybe ever again. Just get this kid help and get him out of the spotlight. Get him away from all the enablers and the drugs and the sycophants and get him to grow up. No more Mavericks tickets or Instagram or anything.

Is it asking too much to wonder if the Browns should just send security to Dallas, pick him up, and put him in a psych ward before he hurts himself?