Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is a kid that likes to have fun off of the football field and pictures of that fun are usually broadcasted out over social media by not only him, but TMZ and others.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can somewhat sympathize with Manziel, but believes the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner isn’t helping his own situation with his actions.
“It’s tough, because he’s already got the ball rolling and it’s hard to really just stop it,” said Roethlisberger of Manziel during a Monday interview on 93.7 The Fan. “I think some of it he’s brought it on kind of himself. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t do social media, because you’re asking for it. So when you’re tweeting stuff and Instagramming and all of those other things they have out there now, when you’re doing all of that stuff you’re putting it out there yourself. So of course you feel bad, you want to be able to have just a normal life, but when you’re putting it out there, it’s hard to do that.”
While Roehlisberger did say that he has yet to meet or talk to Manziel, he believes the rookie should heed a quote that he recently heard that best applies to his situation.
“I like the quote that I heard, it might be even one of his teammates said, ‘As a rookie you should be seen, not heard.’ I like that, I might start using that for our guys. It’s pretty good.”
Roethlisberger and the Steelers open the 2014 regular season at home against the Browns and I’m sure that Manziel will be seen and heard from plenty more by the time that game rolls around.