January 31

Johnny Manziel and C.T.E

Mr. Manziel’s behavior since entering the NFL has been destructive.  Johnny has diminished his reputation as a NFL athlete and has caused trauma to the people closes to him.  Mr. Manziel’s open drug use and defiant attitude led most to believe that Johnny was exerting the benefits of his privilege life. We all know that Mr. Manziel didn’t need to play football. Johnny is from a wealthy Texas family.  It is easy to assume that Mr. Manziel’s careless actions spawn from affluenza, but what if underneath the golden boy facade the effects of a brutal football career were having mentally debilitating effects on Johnny’s life. C.T.E has been found in college football athletes and the victims of this crippling disease are getting younger. Mr. Manziel may need our empathy and not our outrage over his dysfunctional behavior.