Johnny Manziel is no stranger to controversy, so news about his upcoming NFL draft party should not shock the masses. The kid has a knack for getting attention on the football field and off of it as well. The NFL network was informed this morning that Manziel would not be in attendance for the live draft show, since it conflicted with his draft party he is hosting in Texas. Needless to say, the NFL is, for lack of a better word, pissed. Roger Goodell better get him some Valium in preparation for the next few years that he is going to be dealing with J-Football.
The NFL network has never had such a high profile draftee just snub the draft event. Most players spend a sack full of cash to buy a suit to make sure they look their best while walking on stage to start their new status as millionaire ballers. Evidently all that pomp and circumstance is not that important to Manziel. According to his publicist, whom he may or may not be sleeping with on occasion, Manziel feels like he needs to be at his own draft party more than the official draft TV set. “Johnny knows he will be drafted in the top ten and maybe even go #1 if the Texans have any balls at all. So his time will be much better spent entertaining guests at his party. It is going to be epic,” his publicist told us. She went on for a good twenty minutes about the live bands scheduled to appear and she was really excited about the other live entertainment, which included dolphins and pornstars. Epic indeed.
The NFL network may be upset with the Texas A&M legend but ESPN is very happy with the young QB. The party is going to be covered live on ESPN 2 and the network believes its coverage will take some ratings away from the NFL’s live draft show. “NFL fans do love the live draft, but after a few picks it gets a little mundane. We feel like the American public will be easily pulled away from the draft once we promote Manziel’s party, which will include potential sex, violence, and rain making activities,” John Anderson of Sportcenter told us. Anderson knows quite a bit about getting good TV ratings for degenerate content, as he has hosted ABC’s Wipeout for a few years now.
Sources tell us that Roger Goodell is trying to get Manziel suspended for six games to start 2014, because of this disrespectful act. He is looking for a loophole in the “conduct detrimental to the league” rule to get back at Manziel. If the dictator of the NFL succeeds, Manziel could drop out of the top 10 in the draft. Teams do not need to start the year off with a suspended QB. In response to this threat of a suspension, Manziel’s lawyer released a statement that said simply, “Let the old man try a suspension, we got money too. As a matter of fact Mr. Manziel may just blow off training camp….just for the hell of it.”