Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has reached out to troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, but the former Aggie has yet to respond to him.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has reached out to troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, but the former Aggie has yet to respond to him, Sumlin said on the Paul Finebaum Show.
According to Sumlin, the last time the two have spoken was at Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans’s wedding in February.
“We’ve reached out to him and I haven’t gotten a response yet,” Sumlin said via USA Today. “What we want is for him to be at peace and be safe. That has nothing to do with football and has everything to do with his life.
“That was my message to him (at the wedding). That’s the only thing we really care about right now. Where he is as a person is more important than football or anything like that.”
Manziel was released this offseason after two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. His post-college career has been marked by off-the-field incidents, including the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend.
He starred for Sumlin at Texas A&M, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012.