Is Netflix making a Johnny Manziel documentary?

On Twitter on Friday, Netflix teased a possible documentary about former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

CLEVELAND— Editor’s Note: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

The popularity of Netflix’s “Untold” sports documentary series has prompted fans on social media to speculate and suggest what topics should be addressed next. And one name, in particular, keeps coming up: former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

It seems that Netflix is ​​ready to give people what they want.

On Twitter on Friday, the streaming giant retweeted a post calling for a documentary on “Johnny Football.” In its retweet, Netflix included a clip of Manziel sitting down for an interview for what appears to be an upcoming documentary.

In the event that Netflix moves forward with a Manziel documentary, there will be no shortage of content to use.

In 2012, the Texas A&M quarterback burst onto the college football scene and became the first freshman to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy. Manziel’s passionate personality, his friendships with celebrities and his exciting style of play would make him one of the most controversial stars not only in college football, but in all of sports.

The Browns selected Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, hoping to solve the quarterback problem that had plagued them since Bernie Kosar’s departure in the early 1990s. But instead of being the solution to Cleveland’s problem, Manziel only took advantage of them more, as he was a constant distraction off the field and ineffective when he was on it.

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Manziel checked into a rehabilitation center after his rookie year, but it wasn’t long before he ran into trouble during his second season with the Browns. On a day off during the season, Manziel was questioned by police in Avon after he and his then-girlfriend were seen arguing on the side of the road.

The Tyler, Texas native’s sophomore season would eventually spiral out of control, culminating in him infamously flying to Las Vegas the day before Cleveland’s season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Witnesses said Manziel wore a blonde wig and called himself “Billy,” details he later confirmed while appearing on the ThomaHawk Podcast in 2018.

In January 2016, Manziel’s then-girlfriend told Dallas police that he assaulted her at a downtown hotel. Manziel was later indicted on charges, which were eventually dropped after he complied with the terms of a plea deal he reached with prosecutors.

The Browns released Manziel after the 2015 season, ending his NFL career after just two seasons. Since then, he has participated in the Canadian Soccer League and several semi-professional soccer leagues, including Amateur Controlled Soccer, where he currently serves as player-coach.

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