Johnny Manziel seems to be taking his own advice to President Donald Trump, getting away from the distraction that is Twitter.
The former Texas A&M quarterback deactivated his Twitter account Monday after telling Trump not to worry about his critics. TMZ Sports reports Manziel left the social media platform so he could focus on “bettering myself.”
“Twitter has been nothing but a distraction for me,” Manziel said. “I’ve said all I can say. Now I need to shut the hell up and work on bettering myself and my situation.”
The former Heisman winner and first-round draft pick also said he is trying to be like future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady, who isn’t on Twitter either.
Manziel recently said he is sober and wants to make a return to the NFL. He didn’t play the entire 2016 season after being cut by the Cleveland Browns in March. In 15 career games, he recorded 1,675 passing yards, seven passing touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also has 256 career rushing yards and a touchdown to go with seven fumbles.
The NFL had suspended Manziel for the first four games of the year for violating the league substance abuse policy. In December, he reached a plea deal in a misdemeanor domestic assault case related to an incident with his ex-girlfriend.