Johnny Football

The Johnny Manziel drama continued on Thursday, as news emerged that the NFL has suspended the currently unemployed ex-Browns quarterback for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

This latest development adds to what has been a tumultuous ride for the former Texas A&M standout since he entered the league in 2014. Here’s just a partial list of his off the field transgressions over the last six or so months, some of which are more serious than others.

Spotted in Las Vegas wearing a wig and fake mustache while supposedly going through the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Dropped by LeBron James’ marketing company.
Caught drinking in public once again.
Has physical altercation with girlfriend.
Agent quits.
Ordered to stay away from girlfriend for two years.
Parties at nightclub hours after incident with girlfriend sent to grand jury.
Cut by Browns.
Hires Drew Rosenhaus.
Continues to party.
Gets in car crash and his picked up by roommate Josh Gordon.
Dropped by Drew Rosenhaus.
Accused of causing $32,000 in damage to rental house.
Went to Coachella.
Dropped by Nike.
Indicted for misdemeanor assault.
Goes missing.
Leaves club, gets served with lawsuit.
Gets in another car accident.
Lawyer accidentally texts AP.
Dad calls him a druggie.
Vows to get sober, starting tomorrow.

The list goes on for Manziel, who is currently a free agent after having been released by the Cleveland Browns on March 11, who selected him 22nd overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

About Colby Lanham

Colby Lanham is a graduate of Clemson University who, in addition to writing for The Comeback, has written for SI's Campus Rush, Bleacher Report, and Clemson Athletics. He is an alumni of the 2015 Sports Journalism Institute, where he also worked as an editorial intern for He has interests in football, basketball, and various forms of pop culture.

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