MANZIEL OPENS UP ON WOES
Johnny Manziel is making his mental health a priority as he continues a comeback he hopes eventually leads back to the NFL. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, who hasn’t played since he was released after the 2015 season due to poor performance and numerous off-field incidents, opened up about his downfall and said he’s taking medication for bipolar disorder during an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “I was self-medicating with alcohol,” the 25-year-old Manziel said. “Where did that get me except out of the NFL? Where did that get me? Disgraced.” Manziel was offered a contract by the CFL’s Tiger-Cats last month, and while he’s left open the possibility of playing in Hamilton, Manziel said his end goal is “100 per cent” a return to the NFL.