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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.

Johnny Manziel

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