Remember back in February when Johnny Manziel’s father said he fears his son won’t live to see his 24th birthday if he doesn’t seek help soon? Now those closest to Manziel are concerned he will die soon if he doesn’t break a drug addiction that has left the former Heisman Trophy winner looking far skinner than his playing weight of 207 pounds.
According to TMZ.com, the former Texas A&M quarterback has become more reckless with his drug use, “even blowing lines in front of people he barely knows.” One source “very close to the QB” told TMZ that Manziel is in a “horrible downward spiral.”
Last weekend, Manziel was involved in an altercation at a Las Vegas club.
Once a staple on social media, Manziel has not been seen on Twitter since May 4 when he joked about his mugshot after turning himself in on a misdemeanor assault charge. Prior to that, he addressed his situation on April 29.
He did post a video and a picture to his Instagram within the last week.
Manziel was waived by the Cleveland Browns in March. Since, two agents have cut ties, including noted NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus, after Manziel failed to heed their demand to seek help for his addiction.
Now looking well below his playing weight and seemingly constantly involved in negative situations in Vegas and other cities, the question of how much longer Manziel can persist like this is front and center.
His career as a quarterback is over. Hopefully his life won’t be next.