That “Johnny Football” nickname no longer seems to fit.
How about “Johnny Footloose” instead? Or maybe “Johnny Screw Loose?”
Of course, if he refuses to rein in his conduct and keeps acting the knucklehead, he’ll likely start being identified by most individuals as “Johnny Needs A Foot Up His ***.”
Texas A&M University quarterback Johnny Manziel still possesses plenty of football-playing chops, but the notoriety he gained in 2012 by becoming the first-ever freshman Heisman Trophy winner is quickly being replaced by his off-the-field antics in 2013. And actually, his on-field self is nothing to write home about lately, either.
Not in a sheer productivity sense. That much was evident in the Aggies’ season-opener, when Manziel threw three second-half touchdown passes to help defeat Rice University 52-31.
But instead of just leaving well enough alone and walking away as game-day hero once again, Manziel felt it necessary to rub his opponent’s nose in the lopsided outcome. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after taunting two Owls players by pointing at the scoreboard following the last of his TD tosses.