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Viewpoint -Johnny Football’s choices determine his NFL future

By Jeremy Moore/ se news editor

Johnny Manziel seems to have fallen in love with getting himself into trouble.

Manziel was indicted by a grand jury April 26 on a misdemeanor charge from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.

The assault charge related to family violence could mean up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, if convicted.

Manziel has been cut by the Cleveland Browns, dropped by two agents, LeBron James’ marketing agency and Nike. In February, his father said he was worried his son wouldn’t live to see his 24th birthday.

Manziel has gotten into trouble since his freshman year at Texas A&M, and now he must focus on getting his life right off the field if he ever wants to get back on it.

He believes he will play in the NFL next season, but he hasn’t shown general managers any reasons why they should pick him up. Regardless of all the trouble surrounding him, he seems to be living a fantasy life. Almost every week, TMZ finds him partying at a different club. A club is the last place Manziel needs to be, and he should be avoiding TMZ.

He entered into a rehab facility for three months after his rookie season and appeared to be getting on the right track, but since then, he has been backsliding. Going back to rehab would probably be the best place for him.

Manziel needs to get rid of distractions, get to himself and focus on maturing.

One reason Manziel doesn’t believe he needs help is because yes-men surround him. His closest friends that go out and party with him don’t correct or challenge his decisions.

Everybody needs to be corrected sometimes, even celebrities and athletes with millions of fans and followers.

We all need friends and family members to help and guide us because we all make mistakes. Someone who watches you throw your life away is not a friend. A friend wants the best for you no matter what. If those around him were his real friends, they’d be willing to tell him that he needs to change.

The main reason Manziel acts the way he does is because he doesn’t want to change. He should realize that he must show NFL teams why he should play again. He thinks he can party when he wants and still play football, but it doesn’t matter what he thinks.

NFL general managers want him to leave the clubs alone and keep a low profile. If he wants to play in the NFL again, this is what he has to do.

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