Friends of Johnny Manziel Are Turning on Him & Exposing His Drug Use
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is running out of trustworthy friends as a few may have realized he will never get back in the NFL and are now selling info about him to the highest bidder.
According to Vanity Fair, some of his long-time friends detailed early drug use from his days back at Texas A&M:
It was that June when his parents realized the severity of the problem—this according to Johnny’s longtime best friend, Steven Bryant, who at the time lived with him in an off-campus house in College Station. It was there that Michelle found drug paraphernalia. “She came into the house and found some pipes, and she totally freaked out,” remembers Brant. “They moved him out. It happened so fast. I was out playing basketball, and when I came back Johnny was gone, and so was all of his furniture.”
The Manziels, who declined to be interviewed, weren’t the only ones concerned about drug use. So was Johnny’s second close friend, Nate Fitch, something of a straight arrow who had dropped out of college to manage Johnny’s affairs. It was “Uncle Nate” (who declined to comment for this story) who handled the reporters, stiff-armed photographers, and dragged Johnny out of parties before things got messy. “Ever since the Heisman, Nate was hinting about drugs, getting it to stop,” says Brant, who admits to using drugs himself. “He was acting all concerned, because Johnny was his meal ticket.”
“Nate was the key—he was the one who had Johnny’s back, who kept him out of trouble,” says a friend more sympathetic to Fitch. “He was the only one in that group who wasn’t using drugs.”
“Ever since the Heisman, Nate was hinting about drugs, getting it to stop,” Brant said. “He was acting all concerned, because Johnny was his meal ticket.”
According to Bryant & Vanity Fair, Manziel’s drug use consisted of Cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, and Ecstasy.