In case you missed it, Johnny Manziel picked up a taunting penalty in his season debut (GIF credit: SBNation).
Alright, that was not smart, but let’s not pretend he’s the only quarterback (or football player for that matter) to do such a thing. Of course ESPN’s Lou Holtz had a major problem with it, saying he would have grabbed Manziel “by the throat.” Also blowing things out of proportions was Mark May, who had plenty of off-field trouble in his college days.
If this is the act of a “selfish knucklehead,” then let’s just say Manziel may have taken some pointers from the best.
That’s Tom Brady taunting John Lynch, perhaps a future Hall of Famer, on the opening series of a January 2006 playoff game in Denver. Jim Nantz’s response: “He’s got a pump fist of his own.”
At least Johnny Football kept his distance.