Merckx index said:movingtarget said:I suppose if they retire young with some cash behind them and the brain has not been scrambled too much it's not such a bad thing. I saw an interview with Joe Montana recently where he said he is in pain every day. Knees are gone, back problems and so on. Even has trouble sleeping because of his football related injuries.
i read an interview with Montana about ten years ago, when he was about 50 and about ten years out of the game, and he said at that point that he had had seventeen operations. His back has certainly been a major issue. He was out for a while in 1986, and there was serious concern that his career was finished; he ended up having surgery to fuse some vertebrae, which I understand virtually guarantees problems later in life. He also mentioned in that interview that he had several operations because of a problem with nerves leading to one of his eyes.
It just gets worse for Manziel. At this point, I’d think that just staying alive for another six months would be a good and better-than-expected outcome for him. We’ve seen some professional athletes and other celebrities go down the tubes, but this descent is about as fast as any I can ever recall:
According to New York Post's Emily Smith, out-of-work quarterback Johnny Manziel and his friends trashed a posh Los Angeles home they were renting and the real estate broker who discovered the damage said that there were clear signs of drug use at the house.
Manziel and a friend rented a $4.5 million house in West Hollywood for two days last week, and it sounds like it was a hell of a party. An expensive glass table was broken. So was a bathroom door. Wine stains. Cigarette burns on carpets. Kathy Griffin was there! All hell apparently broke loose.
Broker Nicholas Goodwin has demanded $32,000 from Manziel for damages, and he his lawyer spelled out the sordid details. The Post reported that "lines of suspicious white powder" were found, along with a bag of what appeared to be "magic mushrooms," or psilocybin, an illegal recreational drug.
In a letter written by Goodwin’s lawyer, Niki Ghazian, it's alleged that “Mr. Manziel threw large parties on both nights, causing extensive damage . . . Evidence suggests [Manziel] and his guests were consuming drugs and alcohol . . . and that they caused a disturbance to the neighborhood.”
That led to LAPD being called to the house on April 6. Goodwin, who arrived to the house after the two days to find it trashed and Manziel crashed on the sofa at 2 p.m., added more specific details about the drug use he believes went on at the house.
"They were supposed to check out at noon,' Goodwin told Page Six. "Manziel was passed out . . . There was cocaine all over the kitchen table, and mushrooms were still out on the table in front of him. There was booze everywhere . . . broken glasses over the floor and a Champagne glass in a tree."
Someone needs to intervene with Manziel and get him into rehab even if it fails at the first attempt. He needs a reality check. This will be the final nail in the coffin re getting a new contract I would think. If Denver quash the Kaep deal which some say is imminent they will pick up another QB in the draft.