On Tuesday, it was reported that former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was hospitalized. Manziel confirmed that report by saying a bad reaction to prescription medication sent him to the hospital.
Manziel, via Instagram, released a statement on the matter.
“Thank you everyone for your concern and kind messages,” Manziel wrote. “Unfortunately I had a reaction to an increased dosage in Lithium which I take for my bipolar disorder. It was a scary moment and I’m especially grateful for the staff at the hospital and all that they’ve done in the last 24 hours.”
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Manziel is attempting an NFL comeback after not playing the last two seasons. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback took part in The Spring League, his first professional football played since the end of the 2015 season.
He also made an appearance at the Texas A&M spring game, where he tossed a touchdown in the alumni game. Prior to the medical setback, it seemed that Manziel was making progress toward at least getting an opportunity somewhere, whether that be in the NFL or in Canada, which he has stated is a possibility.
Manziel won the 2012 Heisman Trophy and was selected by Cleveland in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. But Manziel struggled to adapt to an NFL lifestyle, and the Browns cut him after just two seasons. Manziel won two games as the Browns’ starting quarterback and in the two years since his release, Cleveland has won just one game.