Former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has given friends and family a lot to worry about since his alcohol use and party lifestyle have come into public light.
But the former Aggie claims he is doing well in a character piece written about him by Washington Post reporter Kent Babb. He has met his goal to get sober — a deadline he set for July 1 — and has resumed workouts, acknowledging a possible return to football.
“I’m actually doing well,” Manziel told the Post in an emailed statement, via spokeswoman Denise Michaels. “I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do.
“I’m not saying I’m never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I’ve got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I’m interested in doing a lot of different things in my life — including football — but, right now, I’m just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.”
Manziel’s statements are contradictory to what many surrounding the controversial quarterback have said of him: His father called him a “druggie,” while close friends said his life is careening out of control. A domestic violence case has not helped his image much either.
Only Manziel truly knows what direction his life will head next — his friends and family will certainly hope it’s as optimistic as he says it is.