Johnny Manziel is at it again, making headlines for all the wrong reasons. According to Clevelandscene.com, Manziel and his entourage were involved in a massive fight with a fan at The 9, a hotel in Cleveland.
According to Clevelandscene.com, alleged victim Chris Gonos spotted the athlete and expressed his love for the Cleveland Browns team. According to the police report, “at this time victim stated to the unidentified male, ‘I’m the biggest Browns fan ever, I love you, I want to give you a hug.’” At this time, Gonos was allegedly punched in the face multiple times by Manziel’s group.
However, Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt issued a slightly different statement:
“Johnny and his roommate had been out to dinner earlier in the evening with Johnny’s mother, who is staying with him this week. There was no entourage. Johnny and his roommate were trying to get on the apartment elevator at his home when they were accosted by a very aggressive man and his associates. It was an unfortunate situation and he immediately let Ray Farmer and the team know what happened.”
Regardless of the details of what actually happened, the bottom line is that Manziel in some way was involved. It’s these types of off-the-field incidents that separate average quarterbacks from great quarterbacks. Everybody who comes to Manziel’s defense for allowing him to live his personal life the way he wants is certainly justified to do so. But just ask yourself one question: Would these and other types of off-the-field incidents ever happen to Andrew Luck? Right now, Manziel is fighting for a starting job and acting like an immature college freshman. He should be working tirelessly day in and day out to get a better grasp of the plays and pace of the NFL. There’s only speculation as to how his behavior could worsen when and if he becomes a starting quarterback in the NFL.