There is now more information surfacing regarding the Johnny Manziel situation that took place at the Manning Passing Academy last week. The latest report contradicts what Manziel said at SEC Media Days when he blamed his phone dying for his oversleeping that led to his missing of meetings. According to the report, Manziel wasn’t even in the dorm room on Friday night and no one had any idea where Manziel was.
The report features information from a source “well connected (to) the camp’s inner workings”.
From the Rumors and Rants report:
No one knows for sure where Manziel slept on Friday night, and the exact location is probably none of our damn business. But we do know it wasn’t at a Nicholls State dorm with roomie McCarron. It was reported to Archie Manning that Johnny Football was last seen somewhere on Bourbon Street in New Orleans at around 4 a.m. (The Nicholls campus is about an hour drive from New Orleans).
This was Johnny’s first mistake. Not necessarily going to New Orleans, but lying about it to Archie, who had already been informed by a friend that Manziel was out on Bourbon. Basically Manning gave Manziel the chance to explain himself the next day when Archie already knew full well what had happened and where he was — classic parent move! — but Manziel chose not to tell the truth.
Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens, not Archie Manning, eventually got Manziel to leave the camp, where he was late or absent from every meeting for the camp staff.
If the latest news is true, it is even worse news for Manziel.
He will already have the label of being immature and not taking football seriously when he begins to be evaluated by NFL scouts and now he can add liar to the mix. Manziel drinking isn’t news, but being irresponsible and lying about it is not what you want from a player who is supposed to be the leader of your football team.