On “Good Morning America” on Monday morning, former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel gave an enlightening interview on his battle with bipolar disorder.
Now sober, the former Heisman Trophy winner is trying to make a comeback, but hasn’t had much success so far.
On Monday evening, ESPN host Paul Finebaum, who has long been a critic of Manziel’s, tweeted that he thought Manziel’s interview did a lot of good for others struggling with bipolar disorder and other mental struggles:
Watching @JManziel2 interview again and appreciate his candor. Handled incredibly difficult subject with aplomb. Many suffering have already reacted on show and say Johnny helped them immensely by speaking out. Like everyone, hoping for the best.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) February 12, 2018
Manziel saw the tweet from Finebaum and responded, acknowledging Finebaum’s message and expressing appreciation:
As we all know you have been one of my biggest critics. I had a certain dislike in my heart about you that I’ve let go of. There’s more to life than just football and my health as a person comes before football everyday of the week. I appreciate you saying this.
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) February 13, 2018
Manziel is currently trying to return to the football field, and whether it’s in the Canadian Football League or elsewhere, it’ll be nice to see him playing the game once again.