Brett Favre says Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is "on the right path" by entering rehab.
Speaking on the "Doug Gottlieb Show" on CBS Sports Radio, the 20-year NFL veteran offered his support for Manziel, who entered a treatment facility last month.
Favre on Manziel in rehab: "you're on the right path. The start of something good is realizing you need help. It's ok to ask for help."— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) February 10, 2015
Favre on Manziel: "there's nothing that will keep him from having success besides him, and I'm proof of it."— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) February 10, 2015
Favre on if he doubted himself when he returned from rehab: "no, if anything it gave me more of an edge. I used it as motivation."— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) February 10, 2015
In 1996, Favre entered a drug treatment facility after developing a tendency on painkillers over the previous two seasons.
In December, Manziel concluded a rocky rookie season after the Browns selected him with the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft. The former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M appeared in five games for the Browns (two starts), completing 18 of 35 pass attempts for 175 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
Manziel missed the season finale with a hamstring injury, and he was later fined an undisclosed amount by the team after he failed to show up for treatment on the injury. He said he was late for the treatment because he overslept.
Last month, an ESPN story quoted anonymous Browns players who questioned Manziel's work ethic and off-field behavior. One player was quoted as saying Manziel thought his rookie season was a "100 percent joke."
- Mike Fiammetta