Johnny Manziel tweets advice to President Trump, then deletes account


The Johnny Football comeback tour is gearing up, and Manziel briefly jumped into the politics arena on Twitter before quickly retreating and deleting his account on Monday.

According to ESPN, Manziel posted the following message on Twitter: "Yo, POTUS even I know to stay away from the notifications section on twitter. S--- will drive you crazy, lead the country and let them hate," followed by a tweet that read: "Control what you can control and let the rest fall by the wayside."

That's fairly tame stuff, as far as political opinions go. Nevertheless, Manziel's Twitter account was deactivated soon after the tweets started to circulate around the web. He did manage to gain the approval of former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, however.

Let the record also show that Manziel garnered the support of President Trump ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft. The former Heisman Trophy winner was ultimately selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round, but Manziel spectacularly flamed out after two seasons with the team after running into several off-field issues and sat out the 2016 campaign altogether.

But the 24-year-old told ESPN's Ed Werder last week that he's eager to return to the league and is now sober after a "rough" 2016.

Perhaps getting off social media isn't the worst idea for someone trying to rehabilitate his image and return to the NFL -- though his Instagram and Snapchat accounts are still active as of Monday evening.

Manziel is slated to make his first promotional appearance since leaving the NFL next week before the Super Bowl, as he'll sign autographs in two memorabilia shops at Texas malls.