If Johnny Manziel doesn’t receive help, he won’t make it to his next birthday, his father told the Dallas Morning News on Friday.
Manziel’s father, Paul, told the newspaper that the Cleveland Browns quarterback has refused to enter area rehab facilities twice in the last week. He said the family tried to get Manziel, 23, to enter a local addiction facility on Saturday, but Manziel refused to stay. Paul Manziel said he tried to have his son admitted to a psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital on Tuesday but Manziel was allowed to leave, despite his father telling officers that he believed Manziel was suicidal.
“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel told the paper.