Gary Danielson: ‘Johnny Manziel Will Have To Pay Price At Draft’

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Johnny Manziel’s absence and then early dismissal as a coach and counselor at the Manning camp is the latest offseason issue for the Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner. CBS Sports football analyst Gary Danielson talked with Doug Gottlieb about what he would advise Manziel to do and say about the incident at the Manning camp.

“Things are so much different now and not to make an excuse you have to change as the world changes and johnny has to deal with things differently,” Danielson said. “Even from the greatest player to the average player things are just different. i would advise him the same thing I advise everybody: Tell the truth and be yourself.”

Manziel has had other off-the-field problems during the offseason, but Danielson believes none of them are worth constantly reading or worrying about.

“He either handles it or he doesn’t handle it,” Danielson said. “It doesn’t make any difference. I just don’t judge these things.”

For now, Manziel is a 20-year-old kid growing up and as Danielson points out, “In any other sport, Johnny Manziel would be a pro.” He isn’t a pro yet, but Danielson thinks he will have the chance to mature and if he doesn’t then he will face the consequences at the NFL Draft.

“He’ll have to pay the price some point when that draft comes,” Danielson said. “Some teams will pass because of this. Some teams will be charmed by it and say this is the type of guy we want. He can handle it and settle down and mature the way that Brett Favre matured as his career went along … its just up to him.”

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