JZ#1 wrote: pmedic920 wrote:
JZ#1 wrote:Everyone dissing on Manziel wishes they could be him. Its not like he is showing disrespect to other players or committing any crimes. Dude is just trying to enjoy life and unless this interferes with his work obligations, I don't have a problem with it.
Of course You don't.
Would you be happy if your employer and the entire world concerned themselves with what non-illegal activities you did on the weekend? Its his life, he isn't harming someone, football players should ultimately be judged on the field (with the only exception being illegal activity).
My employer fully expects me to maintain a certain level of professionalism even when I'm off duty.
I have an obligation to keep the public trust, even in my personal life.
There are many professions that require you to live within certain bounds and not cross the lines of others.
IMHO an athlete that's getting paid the "big bucks" falls into one of those professions.
The dudes a grown man ( well kinda) and can do what he wants.
His life style reflects his dedication to his craft and I think that's what I question. His dedication.
I liken it to the guy that eats nothing but junk food and tons of it but never gains any weight. JM may be able to burn the candle at both ends and still perform at the highest level. If he does he will be one of the few.
I don't see it happening though, and it's too bad. He has potential.