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Rival Report 5/5: Johnny Manziel has first court proceedings in domestic violence case

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When Johnny Manziel decided to watch the NFL Draft at a bar despite the questions surrounding his possible substance abuse issues, it was just Johnny being Johnny. Why should he change now after all? He is in the middle of a domestic violence court case while being completely unemployable in the NFL, but hey, that is just Johnny being Johnny.

Johnny Manziel had his first court case today for a domestic violence situation that he was charged with. His demeanor towards the judge was respectful as he gave short answers to his understanding of the Judges orders. He was just told that he had to stay away from the woman involved in this case and that he can't own a firearm or live somewhere where someone else owns a firearm.

Manziel's demeanor away from the judge's eyes and ears appears to not have been as respectful. TMZ cameras were allowed in the courtroom and managed to get a video that shows Johnny Manziel appear to give the middle finger behind his back. Yep, more Johnny being Johnny.

That this guy still doesn't seem to grasp the seriousness of this downfall of his life is simply mind boggling. He continues to just shoot himself in the foot time, after time, after time. No matter if his behavior is from substance abuse or just major character flaws instilled in him anyway, he needs to seek professional help.

The saddest part of this is that it doesn't seem like even this court case is getting through to him. Hopefully the courts come down harder on him than they are expected to but who really thinks that is going to happen? There is little doubt that if he doesn't get the help he needs that this won't be the last time that Johnny is just being Johnny.

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