Johnny Manziel has found a supporter in Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller. They’re both former Texas A&M Aggies.
Chalk this crazy talk up to an extended Super Bowl celebration hangover.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller said he truly believes the beleaguered and still floundering Johnny Manziel is “on the right track now,” according to The Associated Press.
It’s a baffling statement considering Manziel was recently accused of physically abusing his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, and on Saturday Dallas police uncovered video that possibly corroborates those accusations. Manziel’s father also said he feared for his son’s life if he didn’t get help quickly.
But Miller, who also played college football at Texas A&M, maintained that Manziel will be able to repair his image and eventually return to the NFL, despite the former Heisman winner’s laundry list of transgressions.
“I’m not worried,” the Super Bowl 50 MVP said. “I feel like Johnny’s taking care of business. He has adversity. Everybody has been here with adversity. I’ve been here with my own personal adversity. The support that I’m giving him is the support that he’s given me in the past.”
Miller admitted that two years ago, he also was headed down the wrong track, similar to Manziel. He racked up multiple traffic violations and then failed to appear in court. In 2013, Miller was suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
With those struggles now in the rearview mirror, Miller apparently sees some of himself in Manziel, though the Ex-Browns QB’s problems appear slightly more severe.
Whether or not an NFL team gives Manziel a second chance next season remains to be seen, and he has already lost the support of some high-profile athletes like LeBron James. But the struggling quarterback can at least take solace in the fact that he has a Super Bowl MVP in his corner for the long haul.
“We’ve got a special relationship,” Miller said on Mike & Mike last week. “And I’m right here 24/7 for him.”
With Wire News Service
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