Johnny Manziel has certainly endured his fair shares of highs and lows in his short time in the NFL.
But with off-the-field issues continuing to surface, there are even bigger concerns regarding Manziel than his professional football career.
Paul Manziel, the father of the former Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner, told The Dallas Morning News’ Kate Hairopoulos that he fears his son’s life is in jeopardy if he doesn’t straighten it out.
“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel said, via The Dallas Morning News.
Additionally, Paul Manziel revealed that he tried to send his son to rehab on Tuesday, but he was allowed to leave because the facility is an inpatient and outpatient clinic.
Paul Manziel also told the newspaper that he believes his son is suicidal.
That sobering comment from Manziel’s father comes hours after the latest incident that the quarterback was involved with.
Manziel reportedly struck his ex-girlfriend and threatened her life on Jan. 30. The incident did not involve alcohol, according to the ex-girlfriend’s account, but she did believe that Manziel was on drugs or having a psychotic episode.
That is merely the latest off-the-field incident Manziel has been involved with, which has also led to his agent, Erik Burkhardt, voicing concern for the embattled quarterback and ending their professional relationship.
The Cleveland Browns will reportedly release the former Aggies star in March, but at this point, there are much bigger concerns than just his future on the field.