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Johnny Manziel called "ghetto" by NFL legend

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Top 2014 NFL draft prospect Johnny Manziel comes from a family that made millions out of the Texas petroleum industry.

But former NFL superstar Deion Sanders doesn't see the young quarterback that way. He looks at Manziel and sees a player straight from the hood.

"Oh, please. I love Johnny Football," Sanders said on the Tom Joyner Show. "See, the reason people won't accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies. I love Johnny Football."

I think he likes him. Sanders sees a lot of himself and the "Prime Time" persona he created when he was in the NFL that led to him becoming the highest paid cornerback of all time.

Sanders also went on to explain those "ghetto tendencies" that he sees in the former Texas A&M Aggies signal caller.

"Because he was successful, he made it, and he let you all know he made it, and he was cocky, he was flamboyant, and he let you know," Sanders went on to say.

"They had the music playing when he came in. Put his whole equipment up, who goes out there and do your pro day with all your equipment on? That's some hula stuff, I love Johnny Football."

Manziel dared his local side the Houston Texans not to pick him with the first pick in the draft come May time, but it doesn't look like he'll be getting his wish - no matter how much he or some fans may want it.

There's no doubting that Johnny Football is already a massive celebrity. The amount of TV minutes and column inches dedicated to a still undrafted player is incredible. 

It's just that there are so many questions left unanswered about his height/passing/pocket play that making him a number one pick doesn't make sense. No matter how much he is loved by Prime Time.

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