May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel's vacation to Las Vegas created millions in free publicity


When Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan hit Las Vegas, there’s a good chance you know about it.

There’s a reason for that as it brings it heavy dollars to Sin City, something that Johnny Manziel did when he showed up in Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend after a few hectic months of preparing for NFL life.

Manziel wasn’t paid to show up in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean the economic impact of the city didn’t see a change as according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Manziel’s appearance was worth millions of free advertising.

“It was great for Vegas. Look at how much media surrounded him since he came to town. He’s been all over ESPN and social media for three days. He’s definitely famous, more famous than I thought,” said the exec, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

He added, “It was like when Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods came to town. It meant something. People love a showman. People love to follow that kind of guy. He’s Johnny Football — and he’s a nice guy.”

The unnamed executive wasn’t just a random person interviewed by the Review-Journal, in fact, he was approached by Manziel during his three-day stay in the Nevada hot spot and given the phone number of the Cleveland Browns quarterback with the assumption that Johnny will be returning.

Maybe he’ll bring his bus full of hot women?

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