Legendary pro wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts wants to help Johnny Manziel deal with his alcohol issues.
Manziel has had numerous off-field alcohol issues in the last few weeks, including not showing up to last Sunday’s season finale, and was reportedly seen in Vegas instead wearing a wig and fake mustache. His career is coming off the rails.
Roberts, who has dealt with his own drug and alcohol-related problems in the past, told Rolling Stone he’s trying to get hold of the QB and help him out.
“I’m trying to get a hold of Johnny Manziel, and I’m going to tell that boy, ‘You need to get on Antabuse,'” Roberts says. “I understand where his head is at. I understand what it is to be Jake the Snake, or Johnny Football. You got all of these expectations from other people. Not just yourself, but other people. You start being the party guy for them.”
Not only did Roberts say he’d help Manziel, but he offered to help other pro athletes who were struggling with alcohol abuse.
“Yes I would. Put that out there. If somebody can put me in contact with him, do it. Not only him, but several of those guys who are screwing up out there…like [TCU quarterback] Trevone Boykin,” Roberts told Rolling Stone. “You were going to be in a bowl game, and look what you did. I’d love to get ahold of him and sit him down. Say what I did in my career and what I did. At least I had a career before I blew it.
“Let’s get Johnny Manziel out here,” he continues. “I’ll take care of him…I’ll save his life or drive him crazy, one of the two.”
Roberts’ story of struggle and recovery have been told in the documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts, so while the idea may seem silly, he probably could offer useful, legitimate guidance to Manziel.