Johnny Football? Look to Jeter
Since Johnny Manziel was drafted as the 22nd overall pick by the Cleveland Browns on May 8th, he has:
Partied at Avenue May 9th (not in dress code, but Plax was in sweatpants at Latin Palace when he shot himself so….)
Partied on an inflatable swan June 7th
Partied with a large stack of ones June 16th
Partied with Tyrese Gibson, Floyd Mayweather, Tyga and Justin Bieber at the latter’s mansion June 30th
Tended some bar July 6th
Flew to Vegas a day later staying in the Real World Suite and partying at XS
Where he apparently prepared to do some blow
Skeeeeeeeeeew. Let’s throw the brakes on this right now. There is nothing wrong with any of these things in sum or individually (we don’t see him snorting anything). The question is, why do we know?
Look to Jeter
Derek Jeter has ruled the roost in New York city night life for 20 years now. Forget the onset of social media and citizen journalists. It is a pressure cooker here as Hall of Fame pitcher and former Jeter teammate Randy Johnson will tell you. While New York does afford a certain “protection” of celebrities’ privacy, the camera will find you if you are acting a fool.
So, assuming that Johnny wants to continue to party and keep Browns management off his back, he should look to the Derek Jeter model. Jeter is the poster child for discretion. He keeps discussion to baseball, his family, and his foundation. He really isn’t heavy in the tabloids. You will not see him starring in a reality TV show. You won’t see him on Twitter showing you what he is doing. It’s just not his style.
Too Much Information
People will let the world know all the inner workings of their lives even if not purposely. Sometimes, you have to keep things in house. People get embarrassed because people know everything about their personal lives, giving people the ability to manipulate your narrative in the arena of public opinion.
Johnny has allowed people to do this through the images that have been presented to the public. He will always have to tell his side of the story in reaction to apart of his narrative that has been distorted or false. Jeter controls his entire narrative only allowing access to what he wants. Johnny can and should be himself, but there is nothing wrong with discretion. Now get off my lawn!