Johnny Manziel opened up about his off-field issues Monday during a revealing interview with ABC’s Good Morning America.
On Monday morning, the show aired an interview with the former Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. He entered the NFL as the 22nd overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft. But he hasn’t played in the league since throwing for 1,675 yards with 7 touchdowns with Cleveland during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, after concerns about his off-field lifestyle became a big part of his reputation following his departure from College Station.
But in the interview with Good Morning America, Manziel sounded reflective, even referencing that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that he’s receiving treatment for the condition. He spoke about being in a “dark hole” and “super depressed” during his toughest days dealing with a drinking problem. He says he’s not drinking anymore.
“I started taking a look at my mental health a little bit,” Manziel said in the interview, “and making it a priority.”
See the full interview below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 12, 2018
Manziel is hoping to receive another NFL opportunity, and there may be options for him in the Canadian Football League. But more importantly, he should continue to prioritize keeping his off-field life in order.
It’s great to hear about the positive changes he has made with his situation. Here’s hoping those steps forward continue to happen.
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