The Johnny Manziel drama has inspired varying degrees of emotions from the fans and members of the football community. Once noted as the golden boy of the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Football found himself spiraling out of control and out of the NFL. At the moment, Manziel is set to attend the trial for the domestic violence charges against him. Given his personality, a number of fans feel that he might skip his court date. However, it looks like the offer to possibly return to the NFL and potentially be with the Denver Broncos - a Super Bowl team - can lure Manziel into getting his head in the game and focusing on his recovery.
"If Johnny doesn't have a carrot dangling in front of him, he resorts to his default," shared a friend of Manziel in an earlier interview. The insider added, "And his default is not giving a [expletive]." Hence, the "carrot" nowadayas might just be the chance to be with the Denver Broncos and play with his buddy Von Miller. For the former Heisman Trophy winner, there could be no stronger motivation to clean up his act.
Meanwhile, the lawyers of Manziel feel that they have a shot at proving the innocence of the former Cleveland Browns quarterback. According to Jim Darnell, the counsel of Johnny Football, their team has sufficient evidence that the domestic violence charges will be disproved in due time. However, they refuse to share the information publicly in an effort to protect both Manziel and his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.
"We certainly respect the decision of the grand jury but of course they only hear part of the case: What the D.A. chooses to share with them," said Darnell in a statement. He added, "We don't know what that was. Johnny will certainly plead 'not guilty' and we believe the evidence will support that plea. Out of respect for Ms. [Colleen] Crowley, we will not try the case in the press. We do, however, believe that Johnny will be acquitted at the conclusion of the case."
Apart from Miller, who has been open with his support for Manziel to sign with the Denver Broncos, Johnny Football also garnered support from Rick Perry. According to the former governor of Texas, Manziel must take the time to listen to his friends and family members. Perry noted that the case of the quarterback can be resolved with determination and will power from both Manziel and his supporters.
Perry shared, "He's a really fine young man who's got some great problems. I hope he will listen to some people who really care about him. ... The whole substance abuse issue, we as a country have to deal with. He's a high-profile one."