Johnny Manziel apologizes to fans, says he’ll be back

1:08 | NFL
Johnny Manziel says he'll be back
Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel apologized to Texas A&M fans on Monday and promised that his NFL career is not over.

The 23-year-old Heisman Trophy winner tweeted out a message in response to a Texas A&M blog’s Twitter account, saying that he is truly sorry and an Aggie for life. Earlier in the day, the blog tweeted a video of Manziel scoring a touchdown against UTEP in 2013.

Since being drafted by the Browns in 2014, Manziel has made headlines for his off-the-field behavior rather than his quarterback play.

Recently, Manziel has spent the off-season partying in Mexico and Las Vegas, drawing concern from his family and former coaches. In April, he was indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge after being accused of hitting and threatening his ex-girlfriend.

Broncos CB Aqib Talib: I should be ready for training camp

Manziel also posted a message on Instagram saying that he’ll return to football and that he’s not hiding from fans. 

Manziel was released by the Browns at the beginning of the off-season after playing two seasons in Cleveland.

In eight NFL starts, Manziel has a 2–6 record, throwing for 1,500 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.

He won the Heisman in 2012 as a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.