Johnny Manziel can’t seem to stay out of negative spotlight since winning the Heisman Trophy. On Monday, a photo surfaced showing Manziel sitting in a car kissing his Heisman trophy. That’s not the controversial part, though. In the hand doing the stiff-arm on the prized trophy, there was a blunt.
To no surprise, the picture spread like crazy. Despite outkickthecoverage.com saying they could not confirm it was Manziel, it still caused controversy.
Like everyone does these days, Johnny Football took to Twitter to defend himself, tweeting:
“ABSOLUTELY PHOTOSHOPPED. People are always out to get me…sorry for kissing my trophy” @JManziel2
Manziel admits to being in the car kissing his Heisman, but the blunt in the bronze statue’s hand was never there according to him. It’s fairly easy to see the picture is Photoshopped just by the change of color on Manziel’s hand.
Sadly, this probably won’t be the last time Manziel has to defend himself against the media. So far Johnny Football has handled all the criticism thrown at him as well as any twenty-year-old could, except the few occasions where he fought with critics and fans through Twitter. Stay tuned, folks. Manziel has been accused of receiving money to go to NBA games, under-aged drinking, and now smoking marijuana. It only gets more interesting from here.