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Johnny Manziel stated he misplaced 40 lbs on ‘strict weight-reduction plan’ of cocaine

Jonny Manziel

Johnny Manziel’s rise and fall from stardom continues so as to add new wrinkles.

The previous Texas A&M star appeared on Shannon Sharpe’s Membership Shay Shay for an interview Wednesday. Along with issuing apologies to Drake and LeBron James for previous behaviors, Manziel revealed some beforehand unknown info about his school soccer profession and the fallout from his NFL collapse.

Manziel revealed that earlier than he formally declared for the NFL, his father had reportedly tried to negotiate an under-the-table deal for his son to return to Texas A&M with out Manziel’s information.

“It’s the spring of 2014, December 2013,” Manziel stated through the interview. “I’m on the brink of make this determination on if I’m going to the NFL draft or if I’m going to remain. My dad went and had a gathering with Kevin Sumlin. And just about went to him man to man and was like, ‘We’ll take $3 million and we’ll keep for the subsequent two years.’

“And my dad did this with out me realizing. And I ain’t mad at him about it for nothing.”

Manziel went on to element that faculties throughout that point had a “bagman” who would hand out money to gamers and recruits in trade for commitments.

“It’s the way in which the enterprise labored again then,” Manziel stated. “There was a bag man. There was a bagman at LSU. There was a bagman at ‘Bama. There was a bagman at each college across the nation in case you have been competing for a nationwide title. It’s what it was, and it was all the time that method till we’re into the NIL portion of every thing now, the way in which it ought to be.”

The previous Browns quarterback additionally detailed the ramifications of a deep cocaine habit that developed as soon as he was dismissed from the Browns. Manziel reportedly misplaced 40 factors due to it.

“I used to be 2010 factors after I left Cleveland,” Manziel stated, later following up with “I used to be 170 kilos sitting in Vegas.” When Sharpe inquired in regards to the speedy weight reduction, Manziel replied, “How do you lose 40 kilos? You’re on a strict weight-reduction plan of blow.”

Manziel has been sober since 2016. The primary-round quarterback continues to be extraordinarily open about his downfall from school soccer stardom. Manziel launched a Netflix documentary Johnny Soccer in August 2023 that documented the rise and fall of the two-time Heisman winner.

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