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Johnny Manziel getting benefit of doubt

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:10 pm
by sherry2018love
Johnny Manziel asked for forgivene s andprivacy. He didn't ask for the benefit of the doubt, but he's getting itin some corners of the NFL.Good he deserves it and has earned it afterhis long stay in rehab.PHOTOS: Browns' worst-ever first-round picks |MORE: No "Hard Knocks," please Manziel'soffseasonhas impre sed several people around the NFL, some of whom expre sed that feeling ( Adam Gotsis Jersey un-prompted)to Sporting News in recent weeks.Getting their attentionand admirationwas the factManziel made the choice to enter rehaband acknowledgehe hada problem;that he could no longer deny it;that he could no longer resolve it on his own. The general consensus wasit wasn't too late for Manzielnow that he had backed up his words with actions. He hadshown a long-awaited glimmer of the nece sary maturity ofan NFL player.A year agoas the draft approached, Manziel was scaring teams off. The Browns swallowed hard,picked the quarterbackin the first roundandquickly noticedhe wasn't acting like the quarterback, the leader or the franchise foundation they wanted him to be. Did Manzielnotknow howto becomethat guy? Or did he know, butdidnt want to dedicate himself to doing it?Manzielhas said the Brandon McManus Jersey right things before, but hisapology Friday is a sign thathe gets it.This time he actedand did Dennis Smith Jersey not take a shortcut oran acceptable front he entered rehab in late January and didnt come out until last week , far longer than the standard, 28-day stay most are accustomed to.That, in many eyes, far exceeds the work ethic he had applied since joining the Browns last spring. Effort, awarene s and accountability were among the areas many found sorely lacking in Manziel throughout his rookie season.His statement providesa sense that he's trying to fixthose areas."I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down,"his statement read in part. "I take full responsibility for my actions and its my intention to work very hard to regain everyones trust and respect. I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say."I also understand there's a lot of curiosity about this but anyone who has a friend or family member Andy Janovich Jersey thats been through things like this knows its an ongoing proce s."It is an ongoing proce s. But it had to begin sometime, and those who seeNFL-level talentwerewaiting for it to beginso he could fulfill that promise.