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#pounditTuesday, July 23, 2024

Shannon Sharpe rips Johnny Manziel: He doesn’t care about football

Johnny Manziel

NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe has seen nothing since Johnny Manziel was drafted that would indicate the former Texas A&M star cares about the game of football.

In a brief chat with TMZ this week, Sharpe was asked if he believes things would have gone differently for Manziel if the two were roommates.

“I’m pretty sure I never would have been Johnny Manziel’s roommate,” he replied. “I took football seriously. Football is not a game anymore. It’s different. People’s lives and jobs are at risk.”

When asked if he believes Manziel can and will change his ways, Sharpe did not hold back.

“How long are you gonna buy his story that he’s interested (in playing football)?” he asked. “Once he got drafted, football is all about business. There’s no more games. It’s a business. He’s shown no remorse. He’s shown no willingness to change his behavior.”

It’s hard to argue with that. In fact, Manziel released a statement on Tuesday that made it seem like even he isn’t sure if he wants to continue with his playing career. You can read what he said here.

Manziel obviously has a serious drinking problem, and who knows if there is more to it than that. His own father said two months ago that he fears Johnny is going to die if he doesn’t get help, so that should tell you all you need to know.

With Manziel having been dropped by two agents in two months and not showing any signs of straightening out his life, it’s certainly looking like T. Boone Pickens was dead-on with his recent remarks about the former Browns quarterback.

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