Manziel Addresses His Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Mr. Football, Johnny Manziel, who has been struggling with various substance abuse problems publicly shared news surrounding his bipolar disorder.
As reported by the NY Post, Johnny Manziel now understands his “huge downfall.”
The former first-round draft pick opened up to “Good Morning America” about his battles with alcohol and said he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It’s been two years since the Cleveland Browns cut the quarterback following a flurry of off-field issues, including substance abuse and allegations of domestic violence.
“I had a sense of entitlement about what I had accomplished at that age,” Manziel said.
“I was self-medicating with alcohol. That’s what I thought would make me happy and get out of that depression,” Manziel said. “When I would wake up the next day after a night like that, going on a trip like that, and you wake up the next day and that is all gone, that liquid courage, or that liquid … sense of euphoria that is over you, is all gone.
“You are left staring at the ceiling by yourself, and in that depression and back in that hole, that dark hole of sitting in a room by yourself, super depressed, thinking about all the mistakes you made in your life. What did that get me? Where did that get me except out of the NFL? Where did that get me? Disgraced?”
Manziel is now an outsider looking in, as friends like Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans live out their dreams as the top receivers in the league.
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To read more about how Johnny Manziel is learning to be sober, and reclaim his football potential please visit the NY Post.