Beware of camera phones.
And please: easy with the selfies.
In an interview with Cleveland radio station 92.3 FM on Wednesday, “NBA on TNT” analyst Charles Barkley was asked about Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, whose offseason activities have left a social media trail. And Barkley, for his part, believes Manziel needs to exercise discretion in multiple ways.
“Listen, he’s got to watch himself, man, because everybody’s out to get you now. Every nitwit has a cellphone,” Barkley said. “But you should never take selfies of yourself doing anything that can be considered stupid. And that’s probably the only problem I have with Johnny Manziel. Most of his pictures are selfies, and that tells me he’s just too immature to handle this fame thing right now.”
Barkley noted that he doesn’t allow his friends to take pictures when they go out and that he has people “watching everybody around me in case something happens.”
As Barkley put it: “(Somebody) might get me, but it won’t be one of my friends.”
During the interview, Barkley also expressed support for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was arrested this weekend on a DWI charge in North Carolina and could face an extended NFL suspension under the substance abuse policy.
“I wish him the best,” said Barkley, who believes the Browns should try to continue to work with the third-year receiver.