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Johnny Manziel wants to be a good person, learn from his mistakes

Johnny Manziel on Thursday cut open a vein in a series of tweets that featured a critical self-evaluation concerning how he’s conducted himself over the past few years.

The former NFL signal-caller, who is training hard while as he sets his sights on an NFL comeback, continued his candid comments when addressing a TMZ camera crew as he left Catch in West Hollywood Thursday night, saying he’s committed to self-improvement in 2017.

“Just a good person, that’s all I want to be,” Manziel said. “I think if I live life the right way and treat people around me the right way, with respect, the way my parents raised me, the morals I was raised upon, I think everything else will fall into place.

“But I’m really happy right now and I’m trying to continue this, and part of it is learning from my mistakes and be able to look back and say, you know, I didn’t do things the right way, I was wrong, and, um, grow from that and that’s really it.”

Manziel also addressed reports he will be charging for autographs, photos and selfies at two events in Houston during Super Bowl Week. Manziel, contradicting his tweets on the matter to an extent, said everything was set up by his signing company. While fans will be charged, Manziel is planning on sticking around as long as he’s allowed to after the event to make sure everyone gets an autograph.

Among other topics addressed during the on-the-street interview included Manziel saying which teams will make it to Super Bowl LI and how he’s taking his grandfather and dad to the game.

All that aside, it certainly seems like Manziel is committed to self-improvement in 2017 and leaving a history littered with missteps, mistakes and self-destructive behavior in the past.

Whether the 24-year-old manages to follow through on his goals, however, unfortunately might be another story.