Johnny Manziel Avoids Injury After Slipping in Cliff Diving Attempt on Video

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2020

Memphis Express quarterback Johnny Manziel is seen on the sideline during a Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express AAF football game, Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
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If you're thinking about diving off of a cliff into a body of water, think again. Not even Heisman winners can pull it off without nearly suffering dire consequences. 

Johnny Manziel posted a video of himself slipping and falling off a cliff into Lake Pleasant while seemingly attempting to do a backflip into the water. Manziel was uninjured in the fall, landing safely in the water, but this was a scary situation that could have gone a lot worse if he was unable to get a slight push off with his left foot:

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Johnny Manziel came pretty close to a very dangerous ooopsie (Via jmanziel2 Instagram) https://t.co/rizc3WkUXP

The lesson: The adrenaline you get from looking cool and doing the backflip is probably not worth the risk.