Professional NFL train wreck Johnny Manziel continued his descent from starting quarterback to local business sign-spinner on Thursday. The NFL announced that the free agent signal caller will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Manziel, who isn’t even currently on an NFL roster, is now even more toxic to NFL franchises than he was previously.
This news comes after a slew of similar negative stories about the former Texas A&M quarterback. The stories range from domestic abuse, to club fights, to rumored cocaine use. Coming out of college, most analysts were aware of Manziel’s issues. He was a known partier in college. The hope was, however, that he could straighten himself out and become an effective professional one day. It seems you can take the kid out of college but you can’t take the college out of the kid. Even in an unassuming town like Cleveland, Manziel can’t keep his name out of the headlines. It would be a shock if any team took a chance on the troubled youngster. His NFL career was pretty much over before it started.