Johnny Manziel: The NFL Owners' 'Good Boy' – The Nation.

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel takes an elevator with his lawyer, Jim Darnell, after a court hearing in Dallas on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. (LM Otero / AP)

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When NFL owners look at out-of-work quarterback Johnny Manziel, they see themselves. Or at least they see their ne’er do well son or nephew: the one who was raised in cushy wealth, partied too hard, maybe got in a few legal misunderstandings with the girls, but deep down is a “good boy” and always worthy of a second chance. Playing ability isn’t even part of the conversation. They want him in their club.

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