A Manziel appearance on the sidelines might create a sideshow that Kevin Sumlin and the school would prefer to avoid, but as of the SEC Media Days, it sounds like the Texas A&M coach still has Johnny Football's back.
Since July 1, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback has since promised to go completely sober and clean up his behavior to prepare for an National Football League comeback. The NFL suspended him for four games as a result of the incident in Texas with his former girlfriend, which followed a more muted event involving his former girlfriend not involving a police helicopter that occurred in OH several months earlier. "I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do".
Manziel asked forgiveness from fans of Texas A&M, where he won a Heisman Trophy in 2012.
And still his partying didn't seem to stop, at least not until recently.
Manziel is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in a domestic-violence case from a January incident.
Although the quarterback has been filmed by TMZ several times over the past few months, he rarely says more than a few words, and he never really offers any answers that have any substance. Though Manziel declined interview requests for the story, he did release a statement through his spokesperson in regard to what's happened since he publicly declared he'd go "completely sober" on July 1. I've got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out.
Manziel also posted a message on Instagram saying that he'll return to football and that he's not hiding from fans.