Manziel’s father has ‘Heisman Dad’ engraved golf putter

Johnny Manziel's father, Paul, just couldn't settle for the 'world's greatest dad mug'


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Johnny Manziel is going to start the season as the Cleveland Browns’ backup to Brian Hoyer, but that doesn’t mean the former Texas A&M quarterback’s dad, Paul Manziel, is any less proud of his son.

The elder Manziel even has his golf putter engraved with "Heisman Dad" in maroon letters according to a recent photo.

While it is certainly more than a "world’s greatest dad" coffee mug, there isn’t much to look into a father boasting his son’s accomplishments. What is interesting, however, is the two’s golf history together has apparently been suspect in the past.

"I don’t enjoy playing golf with him because I don’t want to see that temper," Paul said about playing teeing off with his son to ESPN in 2013. "I honestly do not. I cringe when he wants to play golf. I don’t want to do it, but I know I have to do it. Because he still needs love. He still needs guidance. He still needs to see he’s wrong – and how to control his temper. And if I give up on him, who’s going take over? The school sure the hell isn’t going do it."

It is no secret the Manziel’s are avid fans of playing golf, the family used to live on the 16th hole of a country club. It is just interesting Paul chose to honor Johnny with a sport that he doesn’t even like playing with his son.