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It was late June when former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said he was going to make an NFL comeback by going completely sober starting July 1st. The very next day, the NFL threw a monkey wrench in his plans by suspending him for 4 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
That sobriety seems to have went out the window according to a recent statement he sent to Kent Babb of the Washington Post.
“I’m actually doing well. I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do. I’m not saying I’m never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I’ve got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I’m interested in doing a lot of different things in my life – including football – but, right now, I’m just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.”
Johnny Manziel is unlikely to serve his 4-game suspension anytime soon as no teams have reached out to him to join their squad for the 2016 NFL season. Unless he wants to take the offer from the Arena Football League, Manziel likely won’t see the field of play until the 2017 season.