Von Miller Comments on Johnny Manziel, Believes QB Is on 'Right Track'

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2016

Denver Broncos’ Von Miller (58) is seen against the Carolina Panthers during the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Denver Broncos linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller has gone through trials and tribulations throughout his NFL career, and he took time Saturday to offer his perspective on the struggles consuming Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

"I feel like Johnny is taking care of business," Miller said, per the Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman. "Everybody has been hit with adversityI've been hit with my own personal adversity."

According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the NFL suspended Miller for the first six games of the 2013 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy after reportedly attempting to tamper with his urine sample, but he has since rebounded and evolved into a cornerstone of Denver's title-winning defense.

"The support I'm giving him is the support he's given me in the past," Miller, who's also a Texas A&M product, said, per Zwerneman. "I just want to be there for him. I'm always a text away. We talk and text a little bit, and I truly believe he's on the right track."

Video footage of Miller's comments can be viewed below, courtesy of Zwerneman's Twitter account: 

Manziel is in a world of trouble as the Dallas Police Department investigates his alleged assault of ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley.

Saturday, the Dallas Police Department offered an update on the case, saying "detectives have continued communicating with the complainant, interviewed witnesses, received medical records from the complainant and obtained video from surveillance cameras."

Thursday, ESPN.com's Pat McManamon reported the Dallas Police Department obtained Crowley's medical records as part of their investigation into the alleged assault.

According to the Dallas Police Department's updated statement, the goal is to finish the investigation as soon as possible. It has also yet to determine what potential charges Manziel could face.