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Johnny Manziel ‘can’t wait to leave College Station’

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Oh, Johnny Football.

Back in March, amidst yet another social media-fueled stir, Johnny Manziel confirmed to a reporter that he had gone on a self-imposed sabbatical from Twitter.  While the Heisman-winning Texas A&M quarterback returned to Twitter in short order, it might be time for him to take yet another brief respite from tweeting.

By way of LarryBrownSports.com, Manziel tweeted the following late Saturday night:

“Bull**** like tonight is a reason why I can’t wait to leave college station…whenever it may be.”

It’s unclear what and where said bullspit transpired, although Manziel quickly deleted the tweet shortly after it was posted.  In its place, Manziel tweeted, “Don’t ever forget that I love A&M with all of my heart, but please please walk a day in my shoes.”

(Tip O’ the Cap: MrSEC.com)

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38 Responses to “Johnny Manziel ‘can’t wait to leave College Station’”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 16, 2013 11:53 AM

    Oh no it must be so difficult to walk in the shoes of the kid who comes from a loaded family, in his 20s and the Heisman winner. The terror! The horror!

    What ever would I do with my courtside Miami Heat tickets Dallas Cowboys luxury suite?

  2. jefmaj says: Jun 16, 2013 12:10 PM

    LOL….. how much BS can it be…. doesn’t have to go to one single class……. entire, so called, class load is online…… what a D-bag!

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 16, 2013 12:18 PM

    My friends and co-workers, who are Aggies, expressed great concern upon seeing Manziel react at the end of last season, and it seems their concerns were justified.

    It appears hJohnny Football will not be in College Station much longer. This may be his final year.

  4. dholder1 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:39 PM

    Just cause he has tons of money won the heisman doesn’t mean he doesn’t face struggles. Imagine going out every night and having people criticizing you about every little thing. He’s a college KID give him some breathing room.

  5. bender4700 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    dholder1 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:39 PM

    Just cause he has tons of money won the heisman doesn’t mean he doesn’t face struggles. Imagine going out every night and having people criticizing you about every little thing. He’s a college KID give him some breathing room.

    He is getting an education, becoming a part of a long term family, and has an incredible oppurtunity. He should show more humility, and not vent publicly about his “struggles”. Yes, he has struggles too, but you are a public figure who’s career is based on the public’s money. (fans buy the tickets remember). So he should know better. He’s not 13. he’s old enough to know bashing your school because of “bullsh&t” isn’t very mature.

  6. dholder1 says: Jun 16, 2013 1:01 PM

    It’s easy to say all of this from an outside point of view. I bet you’d get pretty mad to if hundreds of people were bashing you every day. I’d hate where I wa living to if I couldn’t go anywhere without someone saying something negative. He never once bashed A&M as a school he said he was tired of college stations BS. Yes I agree he will have to get used to it he’s not perfect but he isn’t as bad as people make him out to be.

  7. thefiesty1 says: Jun 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    The NFL won’t be interested with that kind of immaturity.

  8. dholder1 says: Jun 16, 2013 1:41 PM

    Are you serious worse and more immature people have been drafted than Johnny.

  9. youcantmakemepickausername says: Jun 16, 2013 1:44 PM

    dholder,

    I understand what you’re saying and agree with some of it. but if you need to vent, vent to your friends, vent to your family. Don’t make it public, because, as others have said, it makes him sound like a spoiled whiner.

    Put another way, in the words of noted philosopher Herm Edwards: “DON’T HIT SEND!!”.

  10. normtide says: Jun 16, 2013 1:45 PM

    The kids got a ton of talent, but it gets harder and harder to actually like him. If your tired of people analyzing your every move, stop putting your every move on twitter and Facebook. I think deep down he is a good young man, maybe he just needs someone around him to tell him to stop acting like a punk.

    With that point, I would like to say happy fathers day to my Dad. He kept met in check, was always there, and showed me how to be a man. I never had to worry about about growing to big for my britches.

  11. timb12 says: Jun 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    What people are criticizing him in College Station?

  12. 11thstreetmafia says: Jun 16, 2013 1:54 PM

    This is a slow moving train wreck that, for some reason, the Aggie people cannot see. Didn’t Michigan have a guy right before Denard that was supposed to be the second coming? He played one spectacular season, then proved to everyone in the off season that he was a douche and then… Poof! Gone.

  13. 11thstreetmafia says: Jun 16, 2013 1:56 PM

    Manziel is Tate Forcier 2.0

  14. sportsbastard says: Jun 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    If you’ve ever been to College Station. TX, you’d been anxious to get out also.

  15. barnesaintnoble says: Jun 16, 2013 2:09 PM

    He is still in his teens. Sure he won the Heisman, that doesn’t suddenly boost his age and maturity level.

    If you want to bash anyone, bash the site who posted a story based on the Twitter of a teenager. That should be considered poor form in the world of journalistic integrity, but that world imploded years ago.

  16. Bretterson says: Jun 16, 2013 2:32 PM

    If people are really being jerks to him in College Station, then he really must be a giant douche. Even mediocre QBs are typically treated with reverence in college towns, and this guy won the Heisman.

  17. seamus0317 says: Jun 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    Train wreck on its way!

  18. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 16, 2013 2:59 PM

    (1.)We don’t know what actually happened.

    (2.) Johnny Manziel is going to be a 21 year old
    red shirt sophomore football player with the spot light on him 24/7/365. He is going to either learn to cope with the downside of fame and possible fortune or it will consume him.

    (3.) My new Aggie friends have expressed concerns about Manziel when he could not attend his cheuled classes on campus because he was literally mobbed in the hallways going to class. Couple that with the fact that a 20 minute trip to the grocery store on a food run turned into a rolling 2 and a half hour discourse. When students text that Johnny Manziel is at the HEB on Texas Avenue and people start showing up to see him and get some face time with a Heisman winner, you can see why a kid wants some private time to himself.

    I hope Johnny Football grows up.

  19. abninf says: Jun 16, 2013 3:07 PM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Jun 16, 2013 1:09 PM
    The NFL won’t be interested with that kind of immaturity.
    ====================================

    I agree. First and foremost in the minds of NFL teams is maturity and character. Example Jamarcus “Purple Drank” Russell who went #1 overall.

  20. barkleyblows says: Jun 16, 2013 3:42 PM

    Man this kid is a nut job. Can’t wait till this D Bag leaves college.

  21. dcroz says: Jun 16, 2013 3:45 PM

    I’m sure Manziel gets a lot of unwanted attention…as in, something he didn’t put on his schedule when it was convenient for him. He’s learning fast that fame isn’t something you can turn on and off like a switch, and he either needs to cool it with all the Twitter and Facebook postings of just how wonderful his life is or shut up and accept that celebrity is not all that it’s cracked up to be.

  22. hotlantalaw says: Jun 16, 2013 4:40 PM

    Punk

  23. coolhorn46 says: Jun 16, 2013 4:45 PM

    I don’t have a dog in this hunt, because I’m not an A&M fan, and Manziel doesn’t play for the team I do love.

    That being said, he’s really no more or less of a diva than a lot of kids his age that went before him and had some athletic success in college. He is immensely talented at the college level, and he’s agricultural’s first Heisman winner, after their first year in the SEC, since John David Crow brought home the statue over five decades ago. He’s in the limelight like nobody before him in Collie Station, and that kind of attention can get really old, really fast, no matter the intentions of fans.

    Manziel isn’t ripping his school, or his coach, or his teammates, and that’s despite the fact that there are solid indications A&M wouldn’t have been his first choice of a school coming out of high school. Matter of fact, he was committed to Oregon before he wasn’t and signed with the ag school. His folks are UT grads, and Manziel has always had more than a passing interest in A&M’s former chief rival too.

    This tweet is a tempest in a teapot, and ag fans should just enjoy the upcoming year with Johnny Football. It’s likely to be his last in an ag uniform, and if he doesn’t particularly care for Collie Station, so what? He’s not alone in that sentiment.

  24. cometkazie says: Jun 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    I can’t wait for college football season to start so we don’t have as much of this sort of discussion . . .

  25. bertenheim says: Jun 16, 2013 6:50 PM

    He’s Tebow without the bulk and the Christian groupies.

  26. noaxetogrind says: Jun 16, 2013 8:24 PM

    You knew somebody would have to bring him up so don’t blame me…..but bertenheim, other than they both play QB, just how is he like Tebow? Tebow loved his experience at Florida and always talked about it in positve ways. Tebow decided to come back for his senior year when he could have gone out. If you can find one quote in the last 6 years where Tebow said anything negative about anybody, you will have a scoop. Johnny comes from a privileged family, which is fine, Tebow comes from a missionary family. Johnny has gone out of his way to be photographed with every hottie in the state of Texas. Tebow is vowing celibacy until marriage. Tebow was / is gracious to fans, Johnny seems to be tired of it all already. Other than both being white, playing QB and winning the Heisman there is very little in common between these two. I am not saying one is better than the other. I am just saying they have very little in common.

  27. bralinshan says: Jun 16, 2013 9:51 PM

    I hope that I’m wrong but it seems like the fame thing has put a dent in Johnny Football. He took off so fast that he had no time to work his way up to the situation mentally.

    My guess is that the new expectations in College Station are going to prove too much for Johnny and the rest of the crew. They caught lightning in a bottle last season but this year the heavy weight of huge expectations will likely bring them back to reality….

    That and an early game with Alabama.

  28. mediocrebob says: Jun 16, 2013 10:07 PM

    Can’t wait to watch bama put him in his place this year

  29. gmsalpha says: Jun 17, 2013 12:27 AM

    He said he loves A&M, but can’t wait to get out of College Station. Remember that Universities have boundaries, and the city or town it’s in can be a totally different world than campus. Perhaps he was off campus and had a really bad experience at a restaurant or something.

  30. vincentbojackson says: Jun 17, 2013 9:30 AM

    Some people handle early success well. None of those people are named Johnny Manziel.

  31. tgaustin says: Jun 17, 2013 9:41 AM

    Not gonna say I told you so but….I told you so!

  32. ryanrockzzz says: Jun 17, 2013 11:34 AM

    The best part about this are the people defending him for being young and having the spotlight on him.

    Granted, when your 21 years old, you want to party, have fun, and live life. That’s pretty much what every college kid does.

    But when you attend games sitting courtside, throw out first pitches, and make just about every public appearance you can, your looking for attention, and marketability. And the same “people” coordinating that, should be the same people who watch the kid to make sure he’s not dumb. I have no sympathy for someone who seeks attention and then wants to pick and choose times to act like they dont want it. Manziel should also hope that when he does return for his second season, that it is as good as his first. This has all the writings of a Maurice Clarett style ending to it.

  33. mogogo1 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:00 PM

    What good ever comes from comments made on Twitter? I get he’s still a kid, but what kind of response did he think a tweet like that would elicit?

    And I’m having a tough time with the stories of him being swamped in the hallways on campus. If he’s regularly attending classes, the other students shouldn’t be that excited about seeing him around. Maybe it’s bad after a big game, but really hard to buy that it’s an every day sort of reaction.

  34. Anoesis says: Jun 17, 2013 3:37 PM

    I think he’s just mad because the bouncer at that bar he wanted into didn’t know who he was and wouldn’t waive the cover charge.

  35. goodfieldnohit says: Jun 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    I feel bad for Johnny Manziel. It must be a total culture shock for him, coming from the thriving metropolis that is Kerrville…

  36. alswingman says: Jun 17, 2013 9:45 PM

    Where are you going to go when you leave Johnny Boy? You will get piledrived in any NFL camp.

  37. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 19, 2013 9:36 AM

    In talking with some Aggie friends in College Station, It seems that Johnny Manziel was out eating a late night dinner with his girlfriend and her roommate at a local eatery when several people kept coming up to the table and asking for pictures and autographs. He obligated their requests.

    When his girlfriend went to the bathroom, evidently words were exchanged in the ladies room between the girlfriends and other women. A catfight ensued.
    Manziel, his girlfriend and roommate left the restaurant.

    The tweet followed.

    Sure, Johnny was wrong with the tweet. But people need to show manners when in public when they see famous people and not go ape s***.

  38. tomgreg2008 says: Jun 23, 2013 11:33 AM

    He’s not good enough for the NFL.

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