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Johnny Manziel “recuperating from dehydration,” dad says

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Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M quarterback who will be one of the most intriguing prospects in next year’s NFL draft, left this weekend’s Manning Passing Academy amid reports that he was partying, reports that were denied by the Manning camp. Now Manziel’s dad is saying it was simply a matter of dehydration.

Paul Manziel told Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News that Johnny Manziel is “resting and recuperating from dehydration.”

Johnny Manziel has a reputation for enjoying the college night life — just like most guys his age do. But if enjoyment of the college night life is preventing him from taking part in all of his football responsibilities, that’s the kind of thing that would become a major red flag for NFL teams. So it’s no surprise that Manziel’s family wants to nip talk of partying in the bud.

Still, those questions are going to be asked frequently, and with Texas A&M confirming today that Manziel will attend the SEC media day on Wednesday, he can expect a whole new round of questions about his off-field activities. And Manziel can expect those questions to continue right up until the NFL draft.

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  1. tonyugoh says: Jul 14, 2013 5:53 PM

    Dehydrated from drinking a little too much? Yeah, he def got booted for showing up hungover and the Mannings just didn’t want to start another controversy around him.

  2. kernelreefer says: Jul 14, 2013 5:53 PM

    He might not be wrong. Dehydration is a symptom of being hung over.

  3. gloryfromheaven says: Jul 14, 2013 5:58 PM

    That’s what happens when you have a hangover…

  4. randyschwimmer7 says: Jul 14, 2013 5:59 PM

    Dehydration from too many shots of tequila. Dude is a partier.

  5. Stiller43 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:00 PM

    I understand his pain, i often get dyhadrated also….when i drink too much.

  6. mrlaloosh says: Jul 14, 2013 6:02 PM

    I used to get “dehydrated” on a regular basis myself. Hair of the dog, dude, hair of the dog.

  7. delhommed says: Jul 14, 2013 6:04 PM

    Would it be going out on a limb to say this guy will start less games in the NFL than Tebow?

  8. mackcarrington says: Jul 14, 2013 6:05 PM

    I’m no medical person, but I know that one can become dehydrated from consuming too much alcohol.

  9. irishgary says: Jul 14, 2013 6:08 PM

    This kid will be a big time pro bust.

  10. ozymandias121 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:11 PM

    I can’t tell if he left because he was hungover or just a good pro prospect. Or maybe he is both.

  11. snap0179 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:11 PM

    Hey me too!

  12. warhammer420 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:12 PM

    I too am recuperating today from getting dehydrated all night long.

  13. theuglitruth says: Jul 14, 2013 6:12 PM

    Father/Enabler

  14. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Jul 14, 2013 6:12 PM

    I know how he feels, happens to me every time I ralph liquor.

  15. floratiotime says: Jul 14, 2013 6:18 PM

    Ryan Leaf flashbacks anyone ?

  16. ampats says: Jul 14, 2013 6:21 PM

    In the pictures on the internet he looks very dehydrated but good thing he has those “water girls” at the bars where the pictures have been taken including one with the Manning’s.

    Usually the next morning, you can be a little “dehydrated”

  17. essentialsausage says: Jul 14, 2013 6:23 PM

    Dehydrated from drinking.

  18. cali49er707 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:29 PM

    Plays the game like a young Brett Favre & parties like a young
    Brett Micheals

  19. seanb20124 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:31 PM

    Matt Leinart 2.0

  20. runwright44 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:33 PM

    I’m assuming he wasn’t chugging Gatoraide last night.

  21. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jul 14, 2013 6:36 PM

    Epic fail on the excuse.

    Cases of legit dehydration so severe that it demands rest, recuperation and recovery periods – involve extreme deprivation of fluids for a protracted period of time (e.g., WW II Bomber crashes in North Africa but goes undetected by the Allies).

    It is not something that happens to people who can get water/fluids at the snap of their fingers. The fact this clearly phonied up dehydration includes withdrawal from an expensive, high profile and elite passing academy only underscores what a crock of poo we’re being fed.

    Why is Peyton depriving his high-paying, high profile clients of water? What kind of modern day Spartan death gulag is Peyton running – so grueling that it forced exactly ONE, and only ONE guy to quit (the same guy known for problems with partying and priorities)?

  22. afewzigzagsplease says: Jul 14, 2013 6:51 PM

    Manziel has become a drama queen since winning the trophy.

  23. pike573 says: Jul 14, 2013 6:52 PM

    Hangovers suck

  24. thebadguyswon says: Jul 14, 2013 6:53 PM

    The red flag isn’t his lifestyle habits, its his lack of NFL-caliber talent. Manziel is a product of the college hype machine, nothing more.

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 14, 2013 6:59 PM

    They told him to go home and dry out, he took it too seriously.

  26. middy8484 says: Jul 14, 2013 7:32 PM

    He’s going to be a bust

  27. rizzof57 says: Jul 14, 2013 7:40 PM

    He is ready for the NFL if is really a partier. Dude is going to love the NFL and all the hot chicks and all the meth and HGH and cocaine and Budweiser.

  28. mpzz says: Jul 14, 2013 8:00 PM

    Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING you read about this kid tells me he is a complete idiot, and not worth taking a chance on in the NFL.

  29. pahahaha says: Jul 14, 2013 8:25 PM

    “Popped a Molly I’m sweatin!”

  30. granadafan says: Jul 14, 2013 8:27 PM

    I don’t care if he’s partying in college and gets it out of his system. We can’t expect young guys to be choir boys as long as they’re not violating the law like shooting people, assaulting women, DUIs, essentially typical SEC behavior. However, his dad/enabler needs to learn new PR excuses for his hungover kid. No one bought the dehydration excuses for celebs 5 years ago and no one’s buying them now.

  31. tystorit says: Jul 14, 2013 8:30 PM

    Maybe he should try a Gatorade mojito…

  32. ronmontague says: Jul 14, 2013 8:30 PM

    Reminds me more of Bobby Layne than Ryan Leaf. He’ll be fine.

  33. geefan1 says: Jul 14, 2013 8:34 PM

    Too hungover to show up and play. Gotta be honest, that so would have been me at that age…

  34. keylimelight says: Jul 14, 2013 8:37 PM

    If Johnny has tendencies to go overboard with alcohol AND be unable to show up for work, there is no time like the present to demonstrate to him that that behavior won’t fly in the big leagues.

    JM needs to start working on acting responsibly right now. I think Archie Manning sending him home early was an act of mercy.

  35. metalhead65 says: Jul 14, 2013 8:37 PM

    how terrible a young college kid is not dedicated 24/7 to football during the off season on HIS time! did I miss the part where he is getting paid to play and make millions for his school where they can tell him he can’t do anything other than play football? he is doing nothing any other college kid doesn’t or would not do if he had the chance. let me know when he does this during the season then you can whine about it.

  36. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 14, 2013 8:50 PM

    If you can’t keep from drinking in the middle of a fairly high profile professional commitment, you may have a bit of a problem.
    I’ve never once wished I’d spent more time drinking… But I sure have wished I hadn’t drunk so much…

  37. briang123 says: Jul 14, 2013 8:55 PM

    Dehydration, huh? Booze will do that to you.

  38. pancaketaco says: Jul 14, 2013 8:57 PM

    Since when is a voluntary passing camp part of a college kids “football responsibilities”.

  39. micknangold says: Jul 14, 2013 8:59 PM

    Yea no way you could party AND be good.

  40. ghent32 says: Jul 14, 2013 9:09 PM

    The constant pattern with this “media darling” is starting to shine a bit negatively.

    Can we say “just another rich college kid who thinks nothing applies to him”?

    Just like the beautiful girl at school, no one can even come close to her, but unfortunately, she KNOWS she’s beautiful, and as a result, she isn’t worth a hill of beans.

    This spoiled brat will NOT be a successful NFL QB.

  41. jssgriffi says: Jul 14, 2013 9:24 PM

    That usually happens when u part like a mad man

  42. thejuddstir says: Jul 14, 2013 9:24 PM

    Dehydrated and after Manning chewed his ass out he was constipated too.

  43. tommythek says: Jul 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    When I attended the manning camp in the past, we were not allowed to have more than 3 alcoholic beverages in one night.

  44. 1964bclions says: Jul 14, 2013 9:29 PM

    Every Dad, and every Mom of an athlete should just shut up.

    Serious. Shut up! Keep your mouth shut. Just watch… Just watch at the High school level, and especially at the NCAA level.

    Parents… Stop chasing your own failed athletic dream through your kid.

    That is all.. Thank you.

  45. coltzfan166 says: Jul 14, 2013 10:04 PM

    Alcohol causes dehydration…

  46. noring4youstill says: Jul 14, 2013 10:05 PM

    Yeah that happened to me Friday night.

  47. rajbais says: Jul 14, 2013 10:21 PM

    Dehydration? Are you not rich enough to keep yourself in great shape in order to avoid that?

  48. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: Jul 14, 2013 10:23 PM

    With the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the OAKLAND RAIDERS select…JOHNNY MANZIEL (roars of the Oakland crowd!!). Sigh…again?!!!

  49. cmdrsmooth says: Jul 14, 2013 10:35 PM

    Perfect fit with the New York Jets. Either he will be the next Joe Namath or become the next Sanchize.

  50. txbossman says: Jul 14, 2013 11:07 PM

    Ha ha! Yeah. I’m going to “Recover from dehydration” tomorrow. Whatever it takes to furfill the lie, dad. Let it be known, when your kid flames out….It’s YOU that are the problem.

  51. nutsacker says: Jul 14, 2013 11:35 PM

    This dude is a dirtbag. He will make Gronkowski look like Gandhi. He’s a homeless man’s Michael Vick.

  52. themrrodge says: Jul 14, 2013 11:55 PM

    I would hope that I am wrong by saying this. Most of the stuff these athletes do (partying, girls, etc.) very rarely goes public. Manziel’s had a number of things go public about him in the past year, which leads me to believe this guy is really living it up. I’m sure if you went down to College Station, you would hear a lot of stories about his antics.

  53. iammrbinky says: Jul 15, 2013 12:29 AM

    Pre-draft prediction: He falls farther than Brady Quinn and Geno Smith.

  54. sprtsfan1 says: Jul 15, 2013 12:32 AM

    And this has what to do with PRO Football talk? I could care less about this kid until he throws a pass in the NFL. He’s a college kid, of course he’s gonna party. Let the kid be a kid. If it follows him to the NFL then let it be a story for the pros. Until then, who cares about this kid? Didn’t deserve the Heisman any way.

  55. j4man1 says: Jul 15, 2013 3:24 AM

    I think it’s funny when parents act like their kids went to college for something other than partying, that’s the only reason anybody goes to college for anymore – if you think it’s about education you are a moron.

  56. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 15, 2013 7:37 AM

    Alcohol will do that to you.

  57. hodag54501 says: Jul 15, 2013 7:55 AM

    I spent a morning in the emergency room a few years ago after a night of hard liquor. Diagnosis: dehydration. It really set me back, I wasn’t back to normal for several days.
    But Johnny here’s some fatherly advice: you ain’t God, dude, and alcohol got you the Heisman, but it won’t necessarily get you into the NFL. If a shot of booze is worth more than your future, then you deserve what you get.

  58. bgrillz says: Jul 15, 2013 8:14 AM

    The college game has become almost as big a hype machine as the NFL. The difference is these are kids, who are at the age where they make dumb mistakes. And when you have everyone in the world making your name a household one, and pump that ego way up, you have a recipe for disaster. These kids are celebrities before they even earn a dollar. When you have a kid who makes bad decisions, he may end up learning something. But if you take that same kid, and make him out to be a God on the gridiron, it only amplifies that feeling that they are untouchable. This kid is a classic case. He won’t figure it out until it is too late it seems.

  59. iamthefootballjerk says: Jul 15, 2013 9:11 AM

    New definition: to be/get Manzieled – to miss work or an event the day after drinking, claiming to be sick or dehydrated (aka the Wild Turkey flu)

  60. waxthat says: Jul 15, 2013 9:40 AM

    Manziel will be a very good if not great NFL QB. The kid is 20 years old, he’ll be fine.

    To all you angels and saints out there…get a life.

  61. mogogo1 says: Jul 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    Too much, too soon, too big a head because of it.

    He’s going to have a real wake up call when he figures out that nobody in the NFL cares his name is Johnny Manziel. And I suspect he’ll get a taste of that this year in some of the SEC games. A whole year to prep for him will make a big difference.

  62. upperdecker19 says: Jul 15, 2013 11:20 AM

    But did he steal Mike Tyson’s tiger during his bout with dehydration?

  63. pixelito says: Jul 15, 2013 11:34 AM

    College kids getting drunk? What is this world coming to?

  64. sfkforever says: Jul 15, 2013 11:58 AM

    this boy is a head case….

  65. vader7176 says: Jul 15, 2013 12:34 PM

    Yeah. I was “dehydrated ” like that once: about three weeks ago. The day AFTER the Hawks won the cup.

  66. jgedgar70 says: Jul 15, 2013 4:07 PM

    metalhead65 says:
    Jul 14, 2013 8:37 PM
    how terrible a young college kid is not dedicated 24/7 to football during the off season on HIS time! did I miss the part where he is getting paid to play and make millions for his school where they can tell him he can’t do anything other than play football? he is doing nothing any other college kid doesn’t or would not do if he had the chance. let me know when he does this during the season then you can whine about it.
    _____
    No one is mad at him for partying like a 20-year-old college kid. The issue is that he is partying like a 20-year-old college kid while not fulfilling committments. He was at the Manning football camp, and I’m quite sure he was given an agenda at the start of the camp with activity descriptions, times and locations. Do your thing at the camp, go to all the required functions, and then go tear Bourbon Street up when the camp is finished.

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