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Mathieu, Jefferson tweet Manziel support

Posted by Darren Urban on February 5, 2016 – 10:08 am

Johnny Manziel’s NFL career might not last much longer, but as more details come out about his troubled life and even his parents go public with their concerns, football doesn’t really matter much in the big picture. What happens with Manziel, both professionally and personally, will play out here in the next months and years, but a couple of Cardinals’ safeties — both of whom have shown to have a pretty good perspective about life and things outside of the game, tweeted the need for support of Manziel at this time.

The first came from Tyrann Mathieu, who knows all about hurting oneself off the field. Mathieu has been in some dark places in his personal life, but he staged a remarkable comeback to not only star in the NFL but have a great life off the field.

Tony Jefferson, who in his last collegiate game played against Manziel in the 2013 Cotton Bowl, then tweeted out a series of comments not just about Manziel but also how public figures are treated in such scenarios.

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5 Responses to “Mathieu, Jefferson tweet Manziel support”

  1. By erik on Feb 5, 2016 | Reply

    I would like to read what Jefferson wrote, but I don’t see a link! I don’t have twitter.

  2. By erik on Feb 5, 2016 | Reply

    Or maybe the link is just not showing because I am on my computer at work? Lol

  3. By Darren Urban on Feb 5, 2016 | Reply

    Erik —

    RE: Twitter

    Work might be a problem. Maybe check the Arizona Cardinals app on your phone?

  4. By Scott H on Feb 5, 2016 | Reply

    I see the perspective that these guys bring to this from their own lives, but…..I just find nothing to like about this Manziel kid. He obviously has a substance abuse problem and I will hope he can get the right kind of help for that. But he has basically come off as nothing but a jerk ( sorry to say ) since he has entered the NFL and has shown nothing but dis-respect toward the league, the Browns, and his teammates during that time. He shows no appreciation for the good fortune he has been given with the opportunity to play pro football. He just seems like a bad guy.

    Would love to see him get better and I hope he can. But it’s on him. He’s done a lot of people wrong and he needs to make amends for that.

  5. By clssylssy on Feb 7, 2016 | Reply

    Really proud of these two young men for having the courage and integrity for extending a hand up to this troubled young man which, shows strength of character,compassion, and the kind of leadership we need more of in the NFL. When it’s easy to go along with the popular picture painted in the press, and jump on board the sport of kicking a guy who’s down, they know Manziel as a peer and also understand that life as a celebrity is a double edged sword. To battle a mental illness in the tabloids is an extremely tall order without the kind of support and encouragement of friends.e battling
    Ultimately, JM is going to have to do the work himself but he will require the kind of support offered by people who understands the extra circumstances he will battling on top of the core issues of his addiction.
    Once again, our players make me proud, demonstrating “the right stuff”. Addiction in this country is like cancer only with social stigma and Manziel could be anybody’s kid or family member.

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