Fans send supportive messages after Johnny Manziel shares story: ‘Rooting for you’

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Johnny Manziel made a significant step forward.

During an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America that aired Monday, the former Texas A&M quarterback spoke about his off-field struggle with alcohol and his attempt to turn around his life. He also revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy during the 2012 season, hasn’t appeared in the NFL since throwing for 1,675 yards with 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions for the Cleveland Browns during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The Browns selected him 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Shortly after Manziel’s interview with Good Morning America was made public, he used Twitter to thank others for hearing his story. Some responded with messages of support.

Check out a sampling below:

Manziel is hoping to receive another NFL opportunity, and there may be options for him in the Canadian Football League. The recent public campaign by him to raise awareness about his changed mindset is a smart move. At the very least, his recent actions show improved maturity after he gained a reputation as a wild child of sorts away from football. (Even Paul Finebaum was impressed Monday.)

Will all this be enough for Manziel to land another NFL chance? That remains to be seen. He left plenty to be desired during his first NFL stint, but it’s possible to imagine him receiving another opportunity if a team needs a quarterback in a pinch because of an injury situation.

Here’s hoping Manziel continues to keep his life in order. For him, that would be the greatest victory of all, even if he never enters another NFL huddle.

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