In an interview with “Good Morning America” that aired Monday, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL bust Johnny Manziel said he has been diagnosed as bipolar and is taking medication for it. And his goal is to get back on the football field.
In an interview with @GMA, Johnny Manziel said he has been diagnosed as bipolar and is taking medication for it.
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“I am watching all the other guys doing what I want to be doing and I am sitting on a couch being a loser,” Manziel said.
Manziel said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder “about a year ago.” He added that he has stopped drinking, saying that he had used alcohol as a way of “self-medicating” as he battled depression.
“At the end of the day I can’t help that my wires are a little bit differently crossed than yours, I can’t help my mental makeup of the way that I was created,” Manziel said. “But I know if I stay on these meds and I continue to do what I am doing right now … I think my dad, my mom, I think [girlfriend Bre Tiesi], would all agree that they see a drastic change.”