Brandon Marshall Offers Johnny Manziel Advice After Las Vegas Rumors

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2016

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Browns are not commenting on a report that Manziel went to Las Vegas on the day before the season finale. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
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With Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-field controversy continuing to make headlines, New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall offered some words of wisdom during an appearance on Showtime's Inside the NFL Tuesday night.  

According to a report by ESPN Las Vegas, Manziel was spotted in a Las Vegas nightclub on Jan. 2, sporting a wig and a fake mustache to conceal his identity.

That came on the heels of several other incidents, including an offseason stay at a rehab facility, a situation involving Manziel and his girlfriend arguing on the side of the road and a demotion to third string after lying to the team about a video leaked of the 23-year-old signal-caller partying.

In the wake of his latest rumored misstep, Marshall urged Manziel to focus on turning his life around in order to stick in the NFL, per Jordan Heck of Sporting News:

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. This is a serious topic. Well, first, you've got to forget about football, sir. You need to go get your life together. And to be quite frank, I don't think you get it. You don't understand. You're ruining a very, very special opportunity. It's an honor to be in the NFL. ... There is a thing out there called divine mentorship, where you can learn from others' mistakes. He has the opportunity to really sit back and reflect on his situation, look at others, and learn from it and be better.

The outspoken Marshall has become a mouthpiece of sorts for current NFL players due to his spot on Inside the NFL, and hearing from a colleague could be precisely what Manziel needs in order to get back on track.

With the Browns bringing in a new regime after firing general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine, it is entirely possible Manziel could find himself elsewhere in 2016.


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