Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m not saying I’m never drinking again’

It has certainly been a strange summer for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. After he pledged to sobriety on July 1, just after returning from vacation at a rental property in Mexico, he was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Manziel is looking to get his life straightened, stay sober and work on getting back in football shape in hopes that he gets another chance in the NFL. He released a statement through a spokesperson saying that he has been “doing well” with his workouts, but did admit that he does still drink occasionally.

“I’m actually doing well,” he said in the statement via The Washington Post. “I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do. I’m not saying I’m never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I’ve got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I’m interested in doing a lot of different things in my life — including football — but, right now, I’m just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.”

NFL training camps begin in August and Johnny Manziel is still a free agent after being released by the Browns in March. It is unlikely that teams will give him a chance for the 2016 season, so I would expect him to focus on himself and getting back in shape this season.

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