Most people operate under the assumption that Johnny Manziel must have been a handful for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. Manziel was always making headlines for partying and having a good time, which is enough to spike any coach’s anxiety level. Unless, of course, the coach is partying with the player.
Rapper Stalley was a guest on “Highly Questionable” with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones on Wednesday. He shared an interesting story about a time Manziel and Sumlin showed up together at one of Rick Ross’s parties.
“When he was still at Texas A&M — I don’t know if I should say this — Ross had a party in Miami. Johnny Manziel and his coach came to the party, and they were just hanging out basically,” Stalley explained. “It was a good time. That’s all I can really say.”
While Stalley didn’t get into whether Manziel and Sumlin were drinking, he did reveal that Sumlin was “the life of the party.” Stalley, who is signed to Ross’s Maybach Music Group, made it sound like Sumlin fit right in.
“Kevin was like, ‘Yo, I’m a big fan of you guys, MMG. I’m a big fan of Ross,'” Stalley said. “He was having a good time. We were all having a good time. On a scale of 1-10, I would say it was a 15. (Sumlin) was pretty much the life of the party for me. He was the one that made me like, ‘OK, it’s time to turn up in here.'”
Talk about a phenomenal recruiting plug for Sumlin. We have to assume this was after Manziel’s last game with the Aggies. Johnny Football didn’t turn 21 until the very end of the 2013 season. There’s no way Sumlin would have been at a party — where there was probably alcohol and all that good stuff — with Manziel while Manziel was still underage, right?
No wonder Sumlin always defended Manziel when he did stuff like this. They were just a couple of bros winning games and partying it up together.