DESOTO, TX — It’s been another week of drama for Johnny Manziel. Reports of a trashed house, a wild drug-fueled party, and the former Heisman winner passed out on a couch just seem to be the norm for Johnny at this point.
But while Manziel seems to be in an inescapable downward spiral, one player is still standing by him: Von Miller.
“Johnny’s my brother,” Miller said in DeSoto on Saturday. “I didn’t play football with Johnny at Texas A&M, he’s my brother, we have a unique relationship and I’m here to help him, no matter what it is.”
The Super Bowl 50 MVP spoke-up about Manziel after an event held in his honor.
Miller has a great understanding of what Johnny is going through. He was suspended for six games back in 2013 for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy but has since turned his life around to end up at the top of the NFL mountain.
“I remember what it was for me when I was in a similar situation.” Miller said, “It was the people around me that helped motivate me to get back to the same Von that I was.”
If Johnny is smart, he’ll stay as close to Von Miller as he can because while “Johnny Football” may be at rock bottom, there are still a few people left who believe in him.
“You can’t ever count anybody out,” said Miller. “And I think anybody’s who’s counting him out is just wrong.”