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Whatever Happened To Johnny Fucking Football?

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In the 15 months since Skip Bayless was chastized for saying that Johnny Manziel was an alcoholic, our “Johnny Manziel” tag has featured copious amounts of partying, lying, and domestic abuse accusations, and very little football.

Manziel is, at least for now, no longer a football player, and in the process of being dropped by his second agent in two months. He seems to have no future in the NFL, a league where they don’t give a shit if you’re a serial killer if you can play, because he’s not nearly good enough to be worth putting up with. He’s a rich guy who appears to have a severe substance abuse problem and can’t or won’t do anything about it, like thousands of other rich guys. It’s a sad story, but not a football story.

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According to TMZ, last weekend Manziel was a passenger in a car that crashed hard into a Hollywood light pole, and the driver is being investigated for hit-and-run. Last week, according to the New York Post, Manziel threw a 48-hour rager in a rented L.A. mansion that caused $20,000 worth of damage and calls from neighbors to police. There are lots of photos of what appear to be drugs, which is interesting less because of the suggestion that Manziel was at a party where people used drugs than because it appears to have been the kind of party that ended with unused drugs just left laying around.

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Kevin Draper

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