A family adviser announced Monday that Manziel entered a treatment facility last Wednesday, one month after his rookie NFL season ended.
"I support him, his family supports him, we support the family, Texas A&M does too," said Sumlin. "Because there's a lot of things that he has gone through … this is another one of those situations where I think he has obviously decided to take some action and the best thing that we can do — that I can do — is support his action and hope it works out for the best."
"There really hasn’t been anybody like Johnny … I think everybody looks back on [it] and says what they would have done, what should have been done. That's a heck of a lot easier than dealing with it as it goes on … certainly, there are things that we put in place, that we did with Johnny that we were able to help him, and there are certainly some things we feel like we could have done better."
Manziel played under Sumlin for two years at A&M, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012 as a redshirt freshman. He went on to be picked in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Browns, starting two games in his first season.
Sumlin's full comments can be heard below:
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