If you follow the sports headlines, it is pretty easy to see former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been heading down a dangerous path of self-destruction for quite some time.
Many believe that one of Manziel’s best chances at redemption would be receiving a strong endorsement from his college coach, Kevin Sumlin.
However, Sumlin recently spoke about Manziels off-field transgressions in an interview with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM in Phoenix. While Sumlin could perhaps help Manziel, he has said that his former quarterback is not responding to his texts or calls.
“I had texted him a couple of times and given him a call but haven’t got a return back,” Sumlin said. “So from that standpoint it’s a little unnerving. But there’s gonna come a time where he’s ready to communicate. . . . Our concern is for his well-being, and has nothing to do with football and has everything to do with life. It’s important that he knows that.”
It’s unfortunate to see that Manziel isn’t responding well to those who can lend a helping hand.
It is that carelessness and recklessness that has led to Manziel being exiled from the NFL and on a very dangerous path. Let’s hope he can finally have the realization that he needs help and he needs those close to him to be there along the way.
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