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Should Manziel leave the NFL for a while?.

Ricky Williams offers up some good advice to Johnny Manziel

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There are a lot of troubled stars in the NFL these days and there have been a lot throughout the league's history.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel may just be the most troubled right now as his career hangs in the balance.

Sound advice

Manziel has recently got into trouble for assaulting his now ex- girlfriend and also looks set to be released from the Browns when the new league year starts in March.


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The future of the former Texas A&M star is clearly in doubt and he has been offered some advice by a former Heisman Trophy winner and troubled star, Ricky Williams.

Williams, the runningback who famously violated the league's drug policy four times in 2006 thinks that Manziel should follow in his footsteps.

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Williams left the NFL following his troubles and joined the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts - a break which would rejuvenate his NFL career.

According to Williams:

"When I went to go play in Canada, it got my mind straight, I found my love for football again, I came back and I had another five years to my career," 

Could a similar move be on the cards for Johnny Football? It is certainly difficult to see any NFL team wanting to hire him right now.

When Williams returned to the league, he would join the Miami Dolphins and have a career year in 2009 where he ran for over 1,100 yards.

Time to move on?

Manziel has spent two years in the NFL and while his second year saw him earn the Browns starting spot and even begin to show sparks of his college days, his negative off- field antics have hindered him.

Perhaps moving away from the league and taking time out of the spotlight would help Manziel, but is that really possible?

It seems like every time Manziel leaves the house, he is in the headlines, so would a move away really stop that or is it impossible for Manziel to clean up his act?

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