BEREA, OH – MAY 9: Cleveland Browns draft pick Johnny Manziel answers questions during a press conference at the Browns training facility on May 9, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Manziel was selected in the first round with the 22nd pick. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
1:15 PM 04/11/2018
Johnny Manziel was reportedly extremely close to appearing on the hit television show “Dancing with the Stars.”
The Blast reported the following:
According to our sources, Manziel and his team had been in talks with the show for several weeks about taking part in the show. Were told producers had informally chosen Manziel and planned on moving forward with him.
But after further conversation, our sources say the show ultimately decided Manziel was “too controversial” and chose to exclude him from the cast.
I thought the guy who told me this in the office was kidding when I heard it. Lets assume for the sake of argument that this is 100 percent true and accurate. I dont see a reason to believe its not, which is concerning for a bunch of different reasons.
You cant be focused on a football comeback and be on “DwtS” at the same time. It just doesnt work that way. I hate to say it, but Im simply stating facts.
Im a big Johnny Football guy, and have been since his days at A&M. Having said all of that, hes got some really bad advisors if anybody told him he should be on a dancing show in the middle of a football comeback. I dont watch the show, I know people do, its a popular show but theres a time and a place for everything.
Being on a television show while trying to get pro teams to take your comeback seriously isnt the time or the place.