In defending his work hard, play harder approach to life as a millionaire in his early 20s, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he has done nothing wrong.
The key word to attach to that is “yet.”
Even if he never does anything wrong, Manziel risks a wrong place/wrong time outcome in which someone seeking 15 minutes of fame and/or 15 pounds of cash accuses him of doing something he didn’t do.
His most recent high-profile act of partying — a visit to Justin Bieber’s house only a few days after reports surfaced that the Browns want Manziel to tone it down — has a wrinkle that could go awry for Manziel, if he makes a habit of hanging out with young pop stars. Per a source who briefly attended the soiree, underage girls were present at the Bieber party.
Apparently, Bieber’s friends have a habit of showing up with underage girls, which in and of itself isn’t against the law. But if something happens between a sufficiently overage male and an underage girl, the overage male can go to jail even if the underage girl convinced him that she’s not underage. (If you think this is far-fetched, Google Mark Chmura.)
Or an underage girl can falsely accuse the overage male of doing something that didn’t happen. Which at a minimum could turn the overage male’s life upside down until the charges are resolved. And there’s a chance — as Brian Banks found out — that lies will be believed and an innocent man will go to jail for several years.
Again, there’s no evidence that Manziel has ever done anything wrong. But that moth apparently doesn’t realize the potential power of the flame he’s currently dancing with.