Johnny Manziel’s coach at Texas A&M is worried about him.
Kevin Sumlin says Manziel hasn’t returned multiple calls since the two say each other at former A&M WR Mike Evans’ wedding in February.
Paul Finebaum had Sumlin as a guest on his radio show Tuesday, and the coach expressed some serious concern for his former player:
“We’ve reached out to him and I haven’t gotten a response yet,” Sumlin told the radio program. “What we want is for him to be at peace and be safe. That has nothing to do with football and has everything to do with his life.
“That was my message to him (at the wedding). That’s the only thing we really care about right now. Where he is as a person is more important than football or anything like that.”
Manziel is clearly struggling with something. The notion that he’s just a “kid that likes to party” is a few miles in the rear-view mirror. But Johnny can only help himself, and all of the love & concern in the world isn’t going to change that. He’s lost his NFL job, lost his representation, lost mentors and ignored helping hands.
As long as there’s people close to him willing to live this life with him, don’t look for him to be playing in the NFL anytime soon. Hopefully the young man gets some help before he gets himself into something even more serious.