May 31, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; TNT commentator Charles Barkley rides a horse to the set prior to action with the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel has Charles Barkley close to saying 'Roll Tide'

There is no doubt that Auburn alum Charles Barkley prefers to be saying “War Eagle,” but with Alabama’s big game on Saturday against Texas A&M, the NBA Hall of Famer is getting dangerously close to rooting for the Crimson Tide because of Johnny Manziel’s immature antics.

Barkley, who is never shy about speaking out, went on radio in Chicago yesterday and began to rip Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel before saying that he is in Alabama’s corner for this weekend’s big game.

“Johnny Manziel, he’s doing something I never thought was possible,” Barkley said, via “He’s going to make me root for Alabama this weekend.

“I never thought I would say those words. I am so close to saying ‘Roll Tide.’ Johnny Manziel is annoying me so much. I’m really close to saying ‘Roll Tide.’”

Not only is Manziel getting dangerously close to rooting for Manziel, but he had some harsh words that compare him to another troubled star in the entertainment industry.

“They’re not going to be happy,” Barkley said. “But let me tell you something. Johnny Manziel, oh my God, the only thing saving Manziel is Miley Cyrus.

“I just think that Johnny Manziel has done a lot of stupid stuff in the last three or four months.”

Barkley is right.

Manziel has gone on a tear and been involved in multiple off-field distractions, which ultimately has delivered a blow to his popularity. We wouldn’t go as far as Chuck by calling Manziel stupid, but it’s easy to see why more and more people are turning against him, thanks to his continued immaturity and inability to “get it.”

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  • eulenasells

    Agree , with Charles Barkley manziel just needs to grow up before he gets into real trouble !!!!

  • Kelly Bustard

    Charles Barkley – before you throw stones, Johnny Manziel has never started a fight during a game – those who live in a glass house should not throw stones… Check out the video of Barkley starting a fight during a NBA game….

    • Bob Papadazzio

      No, Manziel just starts them in bars or on the practice field with his OWN assistant coaches.

      • Kelly Bustard

        Remember when you point a finger there are 3 pointing back at you.

        • Bob Papadazzio

          Barkley played how long compared to Manziel? And he STILL has a cleaner record for boneheaded antics.

          Manziel hasn’t made it out of college yet and he’s already one of the most despised people in sports. Not for his skill, mind you, but because he’s seen as an abrasive prick.

          • Kelly Bustard

            Abrasive pricks hurt Bob?

        • Bob Papadazzio

          Remember, when you rely on quotes or ancient proverbs, you’re often going to sound like you haven’t the intelligence to come up with your own material.

          • Kelly Bustard

            You can have the middle finger Bob… Made than up myself…

  • PenneyL

    I say come on Charles, Roll Tide! We take bandwagon jummpers too, although we prefer you stick with your team through thick n thin. I wld honestly get as far away from that “disaster waiting to happen” Manziel too.