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Brandon Marshall to Johnny Manziel: ‘Go get your life together’


Brandon Marshall has seen his fair share of controversy during his NFL career but appears to have come out the other side while becoming a productive player mostly free and clear of any off-the-field distractions.

This arguably puts the New York Jets wide receiver in a great place to provide some much-needed advice to Johnny Manziel, a talented player who cannot seem to get out of his own way with repeated transgressions and distractions that make anything he accomplishes on the field mostly irrelevant.

Marshall was making his weekly appearance on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” when he essentially said Manziel needs to get his act together if he wants to continue his NFL career.

“Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. This is a serious topic,” Marshall said, as transcribed by Eye on Football. “Well, first, you’ve got to forget about football, sir. You need to go get your life together. And to be quite frank, I don’t think you get it. You don’t understand. You’re ruining a very, very special opportunity. It’s an honor to be in the NFL.

“There is a thing out there called divine mentorship, where you can learn from others’ mistakes. He has the opportunity to really sit back and reflect on his situation, look at others, and learn from it and be better.”

Manziel of course has experienced far more than his fair share of troubles due to his conduct away from the field, with the most recent incidents involving a trip to Las Vegas where he allegedly donned a disguise, not to mention allegations that he recently showed up intoxicated at the Browns facility.

His continued erratic behavior reportedly has left the Browns exasperated to such a degree that his time with the organization could very well be done. Odds are near-certain that another team will take a chance on the troubled quarterback, but Marshall is nevertheless correct: If he doesn’t clean up his behavior off the field, a potential second chance with another organization very well could be his last.