Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has re-enrolled at Texas A&M, according to SportsDay. Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner with the Aggies, never received his degree in recreation, parks and tourism sciences due to his leaving for the NFL.
Manziel will be listed as a senior, though it’s unclear how many hours or how much workload he’ll be taking on in the immediate future. This seems like a positive step for Manziel the person, even if it has no bearing on Manziel the football player.
Multiple run-ins with police and a stint in rehab derailed his NFL career before it properly began, though he did manage to play in a total of 14 games for the Browns. In those games, Manziel completed 147 of 258 passes for 1,675 yards and 7 touchdowns, with 7 interceptions.
Manziel’s NFL career was tumultuous and ultimately hurt the Browns, who spent a first-round pick on him, immensely. He is currently facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, and if he does ever return to the NFL, Manziel will face a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Then there’s the chance that the league will add more punishment on top of that for the domestic violence charge, which wouldn’t happen until the legal process completes.
Manziel, 23, was a first-team All-SEC player twice at Texas A&M and had few off-the-field distractions when he was still in college.
It’s unclear if this re-enrollment at the school will ultimately lead to him trying to get back to the NFL, but such a return is a long way off if he plans to first earn his college degree.