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Johnny Manziel, the knucklehead soon to be ex-quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, is a wreck of an athlete: He is accused of beating up his girlfriend and rupturing her eardrum. He skips team meetings. He drinks too much and parties instead of studying film. Even his father says Manziel needs to see a therapist.

“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Manziel’s father, Paul said.

And yet Manziel, who has refused rehab twice in the last two weeks, has been given more than enough chances to focus on football. In fact, the Browns could be criticized for enabling Manziel.

And it raises this noteworthy question: What if Manziel was Black?

I wonder how many chances Manziel would get to turn his life around if he was an African-American quarterback? Robert Griffin III, the embattled Black quarterback for the Washington Redskins, will likely be released soon and he’s been a model citizen compared to Manziel. Super Bowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick, was benched by the 49’ers and may end up elsewhere, despite a mostly clean off-field life.

Consider this: Manziel’s family tried to convince him to check into rehab recently after his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, 23, told police Manziel hit her multiple times and threatened to kill her — and himself.

“It didn’t happen,” Manziel told TMZ Sports. “I’m completely stable. I’m safe and secure.”

Some folks don’t believe him. Last week, Manziel’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, announced that he will no longer represent Manziel, a signal that people close to Manziel are finally getting fed up with his immaturity.

“Though I will remain a friend and Johnny supporter, and he knows that I have worked tirelessly to arrange a number of professional options for him to continue to pursue, it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his own hands,” Burkhardt said in a statement.

If Manziel was Black, would he still be allowed to play football after all of these serious off-the-field issues? I doubt it.

Manziel, who spent months in a drug and alcohol treatment center this season, has been coddled by the Browns. Manziel was paid about $800,000 this season and the Browns coaches were hoping that he would dump his girlfriend, get serious about football, and stop the antics, like gambling and partying in Las Vegas during the season, while, at times, wearing a blonde wig.

But the Browns kept giving Manziel second, third, and fourth chances. I seriously doubt if a Black quarterback would ever get that type of commitment. Even Jerry Jones, the controversial owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said recently that he’s a fan of Manziel — although he knows full well that Manziel is a complete mess.

If Manziel was Black, he would have been arrested by now for assaulting his girlfriend.

Now, after the most recent abuse allegations, the Browns have finally reached their breaking point and Manziel will be released and free to sign with another team.

Quarterbacks are the faces of NFL franchises; they are leaders on the field and often in the community. Manziel was given way more chances than his behavior deserved.

I don’t know where Manziel will end up or whether he’ll play another down of NFL football, but he first needs serious treatment — immediately.

Johnny Football is done for now. Perhaps Johnny Rehab is the future.

What do you think?

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29 thoughts on “Did Johnny Manziel Get A Pass Black Quarterbacks Don’t?

  1. Honestly on said:

    Dumb cave n!@@ers and he wasn’t charged bullsh!t, it still doesn’t negate that this cave ape manziel attacked this woman. Cave n!@@er roethlisberger raped at least three women that we know of and paid financial compensation and he wasn’t charged either. Mayonnaise monkeys this is your corrupt and racist system, so I’m not surprised he wasn’t charged, neither was ted kennedy and we know what that neanderthal ape did. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    @Joe Simpleton,
    At best you’re a cornball. All of your comments have been unnecessary and yet you continue to spew your hate and show your natural trailer park born ass. No, your mother shouldn’t have been fucking her brother to produce your retarded inbreeded ass.
    “prophylactics” (probably had to use spell check) something that you won’t ever need cuz noboby in their right fucking mind would dream of letter you near their p***y.

    • Joe Rockhead on said:

      I must have hit a nerve! !! So now you assume that that I am white? That i live in a trailer park? You the one being Cornball. You mad bro?

      • specialt757 on said:

        Lol just gotta laugh, boy you gotta be 7 feet tall to ride this ride. I’m out! Can’t deal with light weights.

      • Joe Rockhead on said:

        Sorry I hurt your feelings with the mean things I said!!! Go home and get a hug from mommy.

  3. specialt757 on said:

    Manziel is a loser and he won’t be in the NFL much longer as well he shouldn’t. As far as him being charge, it’s only a matter of time, he’s a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Actually I can’t wait, hope he explodes on his own sorry ass race tho, but make sure to take Peter J and himself out in the process.

    • specialt757 on said:

      That’s the problem, we don’t know what “they” are thinking because they hide behind this screen so nobody knows their identity, they could be sitting in a cubicle next to yours, smiling in your face, greeting you good morning every day. It’s all gravy when no one knows who these bitch ni****s are, bunch of punk azz bitches for real. Probably short, fat, with pimples, and aint seen a p—-y since they mommas.

      Excuse my language TK.

  4. MacBen on said:

    The Browns will release him…; Manziel has not been arrested or charged– that’s the difference between him and Vick et al. Grow up! Don’t like the NFL? Create your own league and see how far you get.

  5. whats the PLAN BM…We continue 2 c what the plan is for us… Lets stop bickering and put something concrete together …NOW… can’t go another day South of the border with this BS…. Leaders… where yall at…?

  6. Mike litoris on said:

    You commenters just proved his point
    I guess “The Man” is alive and well and trolling in the comments section
    Whether charged or not the NFL always has the “off-the-field conduct”/”personal conduct” clause to fine or suspend you.
    Michael vick—served 21 months in prison plus 2 months’ probation for dog fighting as well as paying $20M in fines and forfeiture.
    Adam jones—Suspended entire 2007 season, half of 2008 season. 1 year (total) probabtion. $12.3M in fines and forfeiture.
    Greg Hardy— 60 days in jail,18 month probabtion, suspended 10 games( reduced to 4)
    What about the following?
    Ben Roethlisberger-sexual assault
    Kerry Collins-DUI, racist comments
    Peyton Manning-sexual harassment, PED’s
    Rob Gronkowski-multiple drunken party incidents
    Richie Incognito-relaying treats, racially charged messages, eye gouges, punching, illegal tackles, voted dirtiest player of the league 2009
    The list goes on and on with no financial, criminal, game punishment
    Hell yeah Johnny and his blond wig got a pass.

    • Was he ever convicted let alone charged with anything you dumb ni@@er. NOPE! VICK was CONVICTED and JONES WAS CONVICTED. Man you dumb ni##ers sure are a racist and insecure bunch of filthy apes. Roethlisberger was never even charged with rape so get your facts straight slave boy!

  7. Check out the anonymous (and possibly paid) white racist trolls showing their asses on this site. Don’t want to read/hear about race? Stay off of websites that has such names as ‘Black America’, and head on over to more suitable sites, like Stormfront.

    • Timekeeeper on said:

      100% Nona. you are spot on. Their are paid trolls who come on this site ONLY when it is a racially charged issue. Whether or not Manzel got a free pass or not is another issue. But these trolls, and yes their are quite a few never, ever have anything to say on any social, entertainment and general articles of interest concerning people of color. But you can bet your last dollar they get an email alert, and do their best KKK impression anytime an article of race comes into view.
      Their check is probably already in the mail.

    • Joe Rockhead on said:

      So of you don’t agree with the author of this piece then you must be white??? Sounds intellectually dishonest on so many levels. I dont give a crap what your race is; if you cant play due to circumstances that you can control.. then u should be fired. Every example cited by this author were all substandard players on the off the field.

  8. Pass? Cottman is a another black racist. Manziel is already out of the league and will probably never play another down of football again yet career felons like Adam Pacman Jones and Michael vick are given second, third and fourth chances. Racial double standard which always appeases blacks!

    • Say What on said:

      No such thing as a black racist. Prejudice, yes; racist, no. Why I am even posting in this to you Peter. Clearly, since you were calling folks n*gg@$ yesterday. These are the only topics you seem to post in using the name Peter. If you do not like the article, do not come on BAW.

      • Kimboo on said:

        Don’t waste your time SAY WHAT, these idiots get paid to put racist and harmful remarks on sites like BAW, this is their fulltime job; which is why they post everywhere so frequently. They target other sites, and they are like Stacey Dash… without merit and definitely clueless, lol 🙂

  9. Cottman is just another race baiting hack. He does not know anything about football. It’s funny he didn’t mention Greg Hardy. Look him up doosh nozzle.

  10. Nancy Cruz on said:

    Cottman is an idiot … and this article is misleading. JFF’s girlfriend never filed a complaint , hence no arrest.

    Also … Cleveland cut him and the odds anybody goes after him is about Zero.

    Cheap headline, cheap and poorly written article.

    • Arthur Childress on said:

      Nancy Crude, you epitomize the racist, white trolls of which Nona speaks. Go to hell and take that racist, miscreant, peter Johnson with you. You come on this site seeking relevance that you will never find.

      • Explain why 70 percent of black kids are born out of wedlock. Explain why 75 percent of the worlds Aids carriers are blacks! Explain why any majority black city like Detroit are crime ridden sh_tholes! Explain how 12 percent of the US population commits over 50 percent of violent crimes. Whites are sick of you racists blaming everything on whitey!

  11. Joe Rockhead on said:

    I call this whole article compleatly bullshit. Anything to cause a perceived racist situation where none truly exists. All three quarterbacks are substandard players, and all three deserve to loose their positions.

    • specialt757 on said:

      @ Joe Simpleton,
      “if you throw a rock in a pack of dogs, the one that barks is the one that got hit” That short, fat pimply-face dog would be you.

      • Joe Rockhead on said:

        Your comment is both unnecessary and just goes to show that you could be the perfect poster child for the benefits of using prophylactics. Perhaps your mother should have swallowed you.

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