What, no Justin Bieber? Johnny Manziel takes a selfie with Robert Griffin III (photo)
Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III are of course both Heisman Trophy winners. But the similarities between the Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback and the Washington Redskins signal-caller don’t end there. Both arrived on the NFL scene with great fanfare but also with questions how their stellar, unconventional play in college would translate to the NFL game.
Of course, RG3’s transition, despite a few bumps in the road due to injury and minor inconsistency, has been relatively seamless. It remains to be seen how Johnny Football’s move to the National Football League will go on the field, although the great attention paid to his off-the-field endeavors certainly were not left behind in College Station.
Given that both Manziel and RG3 are Heisman winners, both were invited to the annual “Heisman House” commercial shoot for Nissan. Manziel took advantage of the opportunity to rub elbows with his fellow Heisman greats by posting a selfie with RG3 in the background.
The photo above elicited the following response from RG3:
“@JManziel2: #HeismanHouse @RGIII http://t.co/deydaVjblU” #Nissan Bringing the Heismans together
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 1, 2014
The two superstars were joined by other former Heisman winners at the shoot, including Marcus Allen, Andre Ware, Charles Woodson and Tony Dorsett.
Great day on set with @MarcusAllenHOF and the rest of the Heisman crew! #MarcusAllen #Heisman #JohnnyFootball #RGIII pic.twitter.com/zulbxQ86kr — Jamie Fritz (@JamieFritz) July 2, 2014
Thankfully, Justin Bieber has never won the Heisman Trophy, so he wasn’t invited. At least that means we didn’t have to see another round of photos where Johnny Cleveland posed for a pic with the aforementioned pop star and boxing champ Floyd Mayweather.
That’s always a good thing.
Manziel arguably deserves some credit for staying true to himself and his word that he is not planning to change his lifestyle for anyone. It shows some semblance of integrity, in a way.
[H/T D.C. Sports Bog]