Ex-NFL QB Johnny Manziel Opens Up About Alcohol Abuse And Bipolar Disorder In Interview


In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel discussed his desires to get his life back in order and possibly return to the NFL.

The former Heisman Trophy revealed in the interview that he’s dealing with a bipolar disorder in addition to alcohol abuse:

Manziel admitted to a “sense of entitlement” when transition to playing professional football because of what he had accomplished at that age.

He explained later in the video:

I was self-medicating with alcohol. That’s what I thought would make me happy and get out of that depression. When I would wake up the next day after a night like that, going on a trip like that, and you wake up the next day and that is all gone, that liquid courage, or that liquid … sense of euphoria that is over you, is all gone.

You are left staring at the ceiling by yourself, and in that depression and back in that hole, that dark hole of sitting in a room by yourself, super depressed, thinking about all the mistakes you made in your life. What did that get me? Where did that get me except out of the NFL? Where did that get me? Disgraced?

Manziel finally seems to understands what he has done wrong and is working hard to fix his personal and professional life.

Will another NFL team give the 25-year old former Heisman Trophy winner another opportunity?