Johnny Football is going to keep being Johnny Football.
Johnny Manziel said that nobody from Texas A&M has talked to him about changing his lifestyle, which has seen the Heisman Trophy winner tweet pictures of himself with handfuls of cash at an Oklahoma Casino, sitting courtside at various NBA games and holding a bottle of champagne with a sparkler hanging out of his mouth in recent weeks.
“I don’t feel like I’m doing anything extreme or doing anything different,” Manziel said Thursday night, according to College Station, TX newspaper, The Eagle. “I’m getting everything I need to get done in the classroom, football-wise I’m taking care of the things that I need to do in my life first and foremost.
“Then I’m having a good time with the free time that I do have in my life.”
Reports circulated shortly after the pictures from the casino after the party in Dallas after the Aggies defeated Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl that the school sat down with Manziel’s parents and told him that he needs to “grow up.”
“I told them he’s no longer a freshman, and he’s no longer a sophomore, junior or senior,” Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman told The San Antonio Express-Times. “He is a Heisman.”
According to Johnny Football Thursday night, that message has not been relayed directly back to him yet.
But, in light of the situation at Notre Dame and the trouble that social media can bring a player as high profile as Manziel, he did say that you have to be careful with what you post.
“The internet is a tricky, dangerous place for sure,” Manziel said. “You see that time and time again.”