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Johnny Manziel’s dad calls son a ‘druggie,’ says jail is best place for him

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The reality of Johnny Manziel’s troubling condition is painfully evident for the quarterback’s father, Paul.

Paul Manziel was interviewed on “SportsCenter” Friday after news emerged that Manziel’s lawyer accidentally texted the AP and revealed a plan for a plea deal in his son’s legal case.

In the interview with Josina Anderson, Paul Manziel called his son a “druggie” and said jail was the safest place.

“He’s a druggie. It’s not a secret that he’s a druggie. I don’t know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn’t seeked it yet,” Paul Manziel said. “Hopefully he doesn’t die before he comes to his senses. That’s about all you can say. I don’t know what else to say. I hate to say it but I hope he goes to jail. I mean, that would be the best place for him. So we’ll see.”

The disappointment surrounding Manziel’s struggles from Heisman Trophy winner to party animal/druggie takes an entirely new meaning when seen through the lens of the father. It’s truly sad because back in February, Paul Manziel also expressed concern for Johnny, saying he thought his son was on a path towards death.


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