Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Oh yeah, I'm sure the 120 other college QBs were at home reading their playbooks on Halloween night... LOL
Care to fill me in on the "etc"? Aside from the preseason arrest, I'm not aware of any other marks on his record, besides irrational Longhorn fans bringing up issues with his extended family.
Instagram photos? We already saw one of them.
Here's a nice quote that I can get behind:
If Manziel wasnít the Heisman Trophy winner no one would care. But Manziel needs to realize that he is the face of college football right now and he canít post tweets like a 17-year-old recruit or an overpaid professional athlete.He's already gotten a lot of criticism about his courtside seats at the Mavericks-Heat NBA game and this is just another thing for people to complain about.
He should have fun. Heís a college kid. But in the end, thereís a time and a place to share your business and sometimes flashing dalla-dolla bills after a great run at the casino isnít that time or that place.
What other college QBs are doing is irrelevant because they aren't as famous as he is. When you pose with strippers, its going to make headlines. Remember when Gronk posed with the playboy playmate and ended up getting scolded by the Pats?
I don't make excuses for famous people by age. If an 18 year old can be expected to have the maturity to volunteer and die for his country, expecting a 20 year old to possess some basic maturity isn't asking a lot.
I have no horse in this race. I'm not a longhorn or an Aggie. I legitimately like the kid. I just think defending him in the media with such vigor is a little over the top. He's famous. He knows he's famous. He likes the fame. And he is going to have to deal with the media reaction to the controversies that are going to surround him as long as he keeps putting himself in the spotlight.
Just simple personal responsibility. If he wants even a crack at an NFL career he needs to realize that character AND perceived character is something pro teams care about.