We all have heard from numerous players chiming in on the lifestyle Johnny Manziel currently leads. The one thing that looks certain is that Manziel is not slowing down anytime soon. Manziel now has the attention of a Hall of Famer who also played in the state of Texas.
Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith was on 105.3 The Fan and gave his opinion on Manziel. Smith thinks that Manziel is living a short career lifestyle.
“First, let’s recognize — Johnny is young. I was young and dumb myself at one point in time,” said Smith to Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan. “But maturity itself, and maturing as a professional athlete, is something that is required of every pro football player. I think right now Johnny Manziel is going to get a glimpse of what negative press can do for you. A lot of people think negative press is good press — or any press is good press. It’s not.”
“That lifestyle is going to be a short lifestyle — a short career lifestyle — if he continues that,” said Smith. “As we used to say, you can’t keep burning the candle at both ends of the stick. The candle gets small fairly quick. Johnny is going to have to figure it out.”
Smith makes a lot of great points and he has also been through this as well. I don’t have a problem with partying but with training camp a month away, you do wish Manziel would start to get a little serious.