He is one heck of a football player. But according to SI he is not draftable because he parties too much.
He eventuallly clarified this a little with a tweet:
No one can know where Manziel will be drafted now--IF he declares for '14 draft. Draft is 34 wks away. Lots of drinking nights before then.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) September 16, 2013
Johnny parties too much.
Yes, he is claiming that teams do not want to draft one of the most exciting players in college football because he likes to go out and have a good time.
Forget that he is so talented that he won the Heisman trophy as a redshirt freshman.
Forget the insane numbers that he puts up in the air and on the ground.
Forget the fact that his team absolutely love him, and that he is as intense as they come in his preparation for the game.
They don't want him because he parties?
That has to be the dumbest thing ever printed/posted by a respected journalist that still works with a respected news source. If partying was an actual issue that teams were concerned with than a good chunk of the NFL's current stars would not be in the game.
Teams are about the bottom line--winning, and that is it. Yes, there has been some backlash towards criminals like Aaron Hernandez, but there are still plenty that say he will be back in the NFL someday!
If the league is not going to be too concerned with the folks that slaughter dogs, do time in federal prison, escape a murder charge by pleading to obstruction of justice, and countless others that are charged with actual crimes there is no way anyone is going to care that a player likes to sit court side at basketball games and hang out with celebrities.
As Ochocinoco would say--child please.