This is so many things on so many levels.
After an alcohol-fueled arrest that offseason, Johnny Manziel won the 2012 Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M. The whirlwind that was Johnny Football lasted one more season in College Station before leaving early for the 2014 NFL draft, with his professional career ultimately torpedoed by myriad off-field issues that included rumors of alcohol and drugs and whatnot.
Having last played at that level of football in 2015, and with no NFL playing opportunities on the horizon, Manziel’s employment prospects in the sport have somewhat dimmed of late. So, what’s next for JFF?
Apparently, coaching in general and perhaps doing so at the collegiate level specifically. From ESPN.com:
I’d do something involved with sports. I can’t get away from it,” he said. “I’ve had to ask myself that a little bit as of late over the past year, but at the same time I’d want to be involved in sports in some way, whether it’s coaching, whether it’s doing something like that. So I think that’d be my route.”
Asked which level he’d like to coach at, Manziel said: “Probably college.
And where did Manziel make that future employment proclamation? At the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica.
Because of course an individual who had previously been in the NCAA crosshairs would use a gambling conference to unveil his collegiate coaching aspirations.