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Johnny Manziel’s Parents Admit That He’s A Drug Addict Who’s Beyond Saving

This has got to be one of the hardest and heartbreaking things to say about your own child.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson spoke to troubled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel’s father, and he says that he and his wife are done with chasing their drug-fiend son around to try to get him some help.

“He’s a druggie. It’s not a secret that he’s a druggie,” Paul Manziel said in a phone interview Friday. “I don’t know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn’t [sought] it yet. Hopefully he doesn’t die before he comes to his senses. That’s about all you can say. I don’t know what else to say.”


“I’m done. I’m done talking about it,” he said. “I’m doing my job, and I’m going to move on. If I have to bury him, I’ll bury him. That’s the fact. So if not, if he calls me and needs help, I’ll go get him. Until then, he’s on his own. I’ve done everything I can do. There is nothing [else] I can do as a father. Nothing. … It is what it is. He’s a druggie, and everybody needs to accept it.”

Damn, Paul! Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold…

“We’re done. We don’t have the energy to spend anymore. We’re done,” he said. “Life goes on. I’m not going to keep talking about it. I’m just moving on. If he needs me, I’ll come get him.”

It almost sounds like he’s talking about a missing cat, or a bicycle someone stole. Sheesh.

Johnny had the world by the short-and-curlies at one point, now look at him. At least a guy like Lamar Odom got a chance to enjoy the spoils of success before he fell off the wagon…

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