Johnny Manziel Parents: Who Are Paul And Michelle Manziel?

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Johnny Manziel’s parents, Paul and Michelle Manziel, have played a significant role in his life, standing by him through his successes and challenges.

Manziel has caused a lot of trouble throughout his career and has dealt with multiple charges.

Despite being well aware of his actions, his parents are still trying their best to guide him in a better direction.

Johnny Manziel During His Practice
Johnny Manziel During His Practice (Source: Instagram)

Johnathan Paul Manziel is a professional football quarterback who gained recognition for his two seasons with the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League (NFL)

Since childhood, Manziel was engaged in every sport, and while attending Tivy High School, he shifted to baseball and football.

It was in football that he garnered significant attention, being regarded as a “folk hero” by sportswriters, coaches, and parents. 

As he continued to play football, he was chosen by the Browns as the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Although he experienced some success, his performance was inconsistent.

Moreover, he faced several controversies outside the game, ultimately leading to his release from the team after the 2015 season.

Johnny Manziel Parents & Family Tree

Johnny Manziel was born on December 6, 1992, in Tyler, Texas, as the oldest of two children to his parents, Michelle Liberato Manziel and Paul Manziel.

He has one sister named Meri-Margaret Malechek.

Johnny Manziel Parents on Their Wedding Day
Johnny Manziel Parents on Their Wedding Day (Source: Instagram)

Paul and Michelle Manziel, the parents of Johnny Manziel, have a background in the oil industry and previously held business roles.

Their net worth is reportedly to be around $50 million to $100 million, making them successful entrepreneurs and oil magnates. 

However, these days, Paul, an entrepreneur, tends to embrace a more low-key lifestyle. Michelle, on the other hand, has become a notable Real Estate Agent based in Kerrville.

Johnny’s sister Meri is also a successful Real Estate Agent operating in Dallas.

Johnny Manziel’s Father Paul Called Him A “Druggie”

It’s unsurprising that Johnny has ruined his successful career because of his addiction.

Speaking to ESPN, Johnny Manziel’s father, Paul, described his son as a “druggie” and talked about multiple unsuccessful attempts to help their son manziel.

Johnny Manziel With His Father
Johnny Manziel With His Father (Source: Instagram)

He added, “I hate to say it, but I hope he goes to jail. I mean, that would be the best place for him. So we’ll see.”

Even though they tried hard to help their son, all their efforts went down the drain.

Netflix Documentary “Untold: Johnny Football” 

Once again, Johnny Manziel is making headlines for a new Netflix documentary called “Untold: Johnny Football,” released on August 8, 2023.

Unlike many documentaries with a positive spin, this one takes a different route.

Instead, it shows the darker chapters of Johnny Manziel’s life after his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns ended.

Johnny Manziel talks onset prior to the SEC Championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs
Johnny Manziel Talks Onset Before The SEC Championship Game Between The LSU Tigers And The Georgia Bulldogs (Source: Twitter)

In the documentary, Manziel talks openly about his struggles with bipolar disorder and how he tried to end his life after leaving the Browns in 2016.

Despite all this, he didn’t reach out for help. The documentary covers a situation in which his former girlfriend accused him of domestic violence in early 2016. However, the charges were later dropped after he reached an agreement with the prosecutors.

Chanda Rai
Chanda Rai

Chanda Rai

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