Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740)
Edited by: Tommy Parrill (@DearTommy)
For all of you sports fanatics out there, this has been an amazing week. The Miami Heat won their second straight NBA Championship, Lolo Jones wasn’t happy with her bobsledding paycheck and Aaron Hernandez apparently killed a guy. As compelling as all of those stories are, none of them have tweaked my melons like the quarterback formally known as Johnny Football did.
Earlier this week, the sophomore quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel, released a tweet to the public claiming his displeasure with his home university. In so many words, Manziel stated that due to certain crappy events, he couldn’t wait to leave College Station, Texas whenever that may be. When the media got a hold of that information, it became pure wildfire. The rumors started to spread that he wasn’t getting along with his coaches, he wasn’t seeing eye-to-eye with his teammates and even that he was looking to transfer. Whether that may be true or not, that wasn’t the reason for the tweet.
In fact, Manziel tweeted about his discomfort over a parking ticket. Yes folks, you heard me right. Johnny Football sent the college football world into panic over a STUPID PARKING TICKET! Coming from someone who has had 2 speeding tickets and 1 parking ticket in his life, I knew that I was in the wrong, and when it comes down to it, I got caught and paid the fine each time. I don’t care who you are or what you have accomplished, it is your responsibility to follow the law just like the rest of us.
I understand that some people tweet about the most pointless thing when they are upset, but when you are the current face of college football; don’t you think that saying anything of that magnitude would become national news? Manziel receives so much publicity because of his football fame as a red-shirt freshman with the Aggies this past year, and also because mommy and daddy have mucho dinero. He has been seen court-side at NBA Playoff games, throwing out the first pitche at MLB games and seems to have his ugly mug on ESPN everyday. Fame and fortune seem to not be a issue for the Heisman winner, and because of that, I get the feeling that Mr. Football believes he doesn’t have to follow the rules.
Listen here Johnny, I could care less who in the hell you are or what you have done with your life, but rules are rules. I may complain about and disagree with them, but I don’t go off on Twitter about how a parking ticket would make me want to leave college. That is pure immaturity on your part Mr. Manziel and it is time to do a little growing up. You should understand by now that because of the national fame that you hold, everything you say and do is viewed under a microscope. The ceiling is still very high for this talented young man and I would hate to see him ruin it over an idiotic tweet.
Manziel and his stupid decisions are quickly making me dislike him more and more, but that can be changed. If you are listening Johnny, be careful in what you say or tweet, watch what you do and for the love of god, keep your record clean. You may be a spoiled-rich kid, but you can’t be that stupid!