Johnny Manziel’s old high school coach has moved in with him

AP

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has more than teammates looking out for him.

He has a new roommate.

Via Pat McManamon of ESPN.com, Browns cornerback Joe Haden said that one of Manziel’s former coaches from Kerrville, Texas was living with him.

An official at his old high school said it was Julius Scott, who Manziel has hailed as an influence in the past. Manuel told the Houston Chronicle that Scott “had the single biggest impact on my development as a player.”

Manziel hasn’t talked to reporters since leaving rehab, but Haden’s done plenty of talking for him.

Having Scott around is an extension of other moves Manziel has made, including having LeBron James advisor Maverick Carter by his side, as he works to stay on the right path.

32 responses to “Johnny Manziel’s old high school coach has moved in with him

  1. These guys are brought up with a sense entitlement, and people stroking their egos. When its time to be a responsible adult, and pro a lot fail, or end up broke. I’m glad Johnny is trying to do better for himself, and overcome being stuck on stupid. Work on your craft Mr.Football and maybe you’ll still be in the league in 2 years.

  2. How hard is it to not get wasted every night and sleep through practice? They make it sound like he’s trying to build a railroad or something.

  3. This guy must really be a head case…..living with his old high school coach and LeBron James advisor Maverick Carter by his side…..

    Good waste of a draft pick Cleveland….

    Tebow and Manziel should have a show on ESPN…..between the two of them they almost make 3/4 of an NFL starting quarterback…..

  4. If you need a backup quarterback that will push the starter to be his best….
    Take a small risk and kick the tires on Vince Young.. See if he would be willing to help… He wouldn’t cost a lot…. His career won/loss record is 31-19… He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler with playoff experience and was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year….. The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and this guy WINS…. There is a big difference between Perception and Reality.

  5. I’m not at all a JFF fan, but I’ll give him credit for trying to do what he needs to do to change his ways. That all being said, I don’t think he has the physical or mental capacity to play the position of quarterback in the NFL. I hope he proves me wrong though.

  6. It would be a very inspirational if he got his act together, settled down, became a role model and performed well. Certainly some signs here that the intent and effort is there.

  7. The coach’s previous residence was in a van down by the river.
    He also brought with him Johnny’s favorite blankey.

  8. Cleveland should return him. He was clearly broken upon delivery.

    You can’t fix stupid. And you likely can’t fix his mechanics, which in the NFL is worse.

  9. When do the cameras go in and start filming for a reality show? Because if that is not the intent, then this guys story just gets stranger by the day.

  10. From sudden rehab to this, every move this guy makes seems so insincere as a series of stunts to reshape his PR image and convince this employers he’s something different. sorry, just don’t buy it, Manziel is the same guy he always was …

  11. Because that coach’s presence had such a positive influence on Johnny in high school, and helped change him into the man he is today. Yikes.

  12. Not a Browns fan but it is not funny anymore how many #1 draft QBs have busted out for them. I hope he gets his life and football together. If he does, he could be a very exciting player.

  13. All-American Voltron says:
    Jun 11, 2015 11:12 AM

    From sudden rehab to this, every move this guy makes seems so insincere as a series of stunts to reshape his PR image and convince this employers he’s something different. sorry, just don’t buy it, Manziel is the same guy he always was …
    —————————————————————

    ^ This.

  14. Gotta say, the kid really seems to be making an effort to improve himself off the field. That, of course, would go a long way to aid his focus and improvement on the field.
    Best of luck to him.

  15. Johnny Maniel is not an NFL caliber quarterback. He was fun to watch in college and that was it. Johnny, give it up, man. You are becoming the butt of way too many jokes. It was a nice ride while it lasted, now go sell Fords in Houston and make an honest living.

  16. I would not want my name to be linked with johnny can’t play football. What are you going to teach someone now that you didn’t teach back in school .He still is not a football player and never will be.
    Tebow at least as class as a person not that of a a**hole

  17. It’s a positive that the guy is trying to get his life together. It’s a negative that the only way anyone seems to believe it might possibly happen is if he has a live-in chaperone. As an adult. Who’s being paid millions. To play a game.

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