Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is at the center of yet another Twitter controversy. The 20-year-old sensation known as “Johnny Football” was allegedly spotted smoking weed out of a bong and getting kicked out of a University of Texas frat party -- all in the same weekend.
In pictures obtained by sports blog Barstool Sports, a person resembling Manziel was allegedly spotted smoking weed from a bong at a University of Texas frat party. In the photo, Manziel, sporting a dark green hat, orange “OVO” owl T-shirt, and black mid-calf socks, appears to be reaching for the bong, though his face is mostly obscured in the photo.
In a second photo, the student resembling Manziel plays beer pong while wearing the same hat, T-shirt and socks, Barstool Sports notes. While the photos do not definitively reveal whether the student was actually Manziel, his previous wardrobe choices provide evidence to the rumor.
Johnny Football maintains a close friendship with Drake, a popular rapper and purveyor of the OVO, or “October’s Very Own,” clothing line. Manziel makes frequent mention of both Drake and OVO on Twitter and has posted photos in which he sported the trademark OVO owl before. Either Manziel was indeed spotted taking bong hits in a University of Texas dorm room, or he has the same taste in clothing as his lookalike.
The alleged bong photo wasn’t Manziel’s only frat party-related incident from last weekend. Multiple outlets, including SB Nation, reported that Manziel was kicked out of a Texas frat party “quickly and harshly” on Friday night. According to the reports, Manziel -- wearing a pink polo shirt and the same green hat from the alleged bong photos -- was forced to leave the party as soon as his identity was discovered. In a video of the alleged incident, Johnny Football dodges beer cans and taunts as the leaves the frat house.
Manziel’s propensity for partying has been the source of media scrutiny before. In July, rumors swirled that the 20-year-old quarterback had been kicked out of the Manning brothers’ quarterback camp after missing several events due to a hangover. Manziel was also accused of smoking weed in April, when he posted a picture that allegedly depicted his Heisman Trophy holding a joint.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...