Former Texas A&M University star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is talking about the mistakes he has made in his life.
Manziel admitted that being a young star got to him.
“I had a sense of entitlement about what I had accomplished at the age,” the former football star told ABC’s Good Morning America Monday.
“For a while I got so ingrained, caring only about what Johnny wanted, only caring what mattered to me, what made me happy. When I look back at it now, even when I thought I was doing what I wanted, I was miserable.”
Manziel has been tabloid fodder as he transitioned from College Station to the NFL with the Cleveland Browns.
He hasn’t played a game since then.
“I am watching all the other guys doing what I want to be doing, and I am sitting on a couch being a loser,” admitted Manziel.
His personal life has been tough on his family, saying his mother broke down in front of him about it.
“You don’t understand when people come up to us and say: ‘What the hell is your son doing?'” Manziel recounted his mother telling him.
Manziel’s issues ranged from domestic abuse and a reputation for being out and about town.
He entered a rehabilitation program in 2015, which the former quarterback said helped him mature and get clean.
Manziel says he has given up alcohol — which he says he used to self-medicate his depression. He was also diagnosed is a bipolar disorder and is taking medication to remedy that.
Since then, he has became engaged to his girlfriend. However, he hopes to get back to playing football.