Johnny Manziel foots bill for 300 shots of whiskey on draft night (vid)
With the 2016 NFL Draft underway Thursday night in Chicago, a photo surfaced online that showed what Johnny Manziel had going on only two years removed from him gracing the draft night stage: Watching coverage of the big event from a bar in Columbus, Ohio.
2 yrs ago he was a 1st rd pick…now hes unemployed watching it at a bar in Columbus b4 the Bieber concert #Manziel pic.twitter.com/phXU96jL3K
— Will Burge (@WillBurge) April 29, 2016
@bustedcoverage here's another one from slightly different angle pic.twitter.com/pcyw3W7ST4
— Shaun Laibe (@Shaunlaibe) April 29, 2016
But Manziel’s rather sad draft night outing didn’t end with bellying up to a bar by himself. TMZ reports that the unemployed quarterback was later spotted at Dahlia Bar and Lounge, another establishment in Columbus, sometime after the first round of the draft concluded. The NFL flameout reportedly was the life of the party courtesy of footing the bill for 300 shots of whiskey — and apparently a few Miller Lites for good measure — for his fellow patrons.
Manziel can be heard giving his boozy instructions, which involved a whole bunch of shots of Fireball and the aforementioned Miller Lites.
A source tells TMZ that Manziel spent much of the evening in the DJ booth with the tour DJ for Justin Bieber, who had a concert in Columbus the same night. Eyewitness accounts say Manziel took in Bieber’s show as well on Thursday night.
Justin touched my hand 3 times, looked at me while I sang to him, and I also was with Johnny Manziel in the pit……..
— rach (@racchiek) April 29, 2016
So our group accidentally got split up by Justin's back up dancers and Johnny Manziel…
— Kelsie Bossert (@Kelsiebossert) April 29, 2016
When me and @lanie_shea get trampled by back up dancers and johnny manziel runs into us
— Audra Lee (@AudraLusk) April 29, 2016
Manziel also attended Bieber’s show in Cleveland earlier this week on the same day he was indicted on domestic violence charges in Texas.
Suffice to say, the downward spiral Manziel has been in since that night in 2014 he was drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns is nothing short of sadly stupefying.