Johnny Manziel is not a normal football player coming out of college. He's ultra competitive, has a unique playing style, he's rich and hangs out with music stars. And sports analyst Skip Bayless feels he should embrace this even more.
Now Bayless is not suggesting that the former Texas A&M quarterback become an alcoholic and skip practice, but he is suggesting that Manziel stops apologizing for the lifestyle that he lives.
During a break from his preparations to the 2014 NFL season, the Cleveland Browns QB decided to go to Las Vegas for the weekend, a move that has been heavily criticised by former players and analysts.
On NFL Network this week, former player Heath Evans ripped into Manziel for his actions.
"How many more Memorial Weekends is he going to be able to celebrate? A whole bunch. How many opportunities do you get in this business? Very few," Evans enraged.
"He comes from money. When I think of Vegas, y'all tripping about it. But that's par for the course for him," Smith said. "He has a level of amenities and affluence that the average college athlete hasn't been blessed with. If he was at the golf with his Dad, nobody would have been worried."
Manziel defended himself on Instagram at the weekend, saying, "Guess it's impossible to enjoy the weekend and study?"
But Bayless believes that the signal caller shouldn't apologize if he really wants to own Johnny Football.
"To me he is a rare individual. But he's going to have to accept that he doesn't need to protest then. Don't ask for a break. He doesn't need to get defensive. You own Johnny Football!"