First Take reacts to Johnny Manziel Good Morning America exclusive interview | First Take | ESPN

  • Published on Feb 12, 2018
  • First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Johnny Manziel's Good Morning America exclusive interview.
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  • K-bro Topic
    K-bro Topic 8 months ago

    Like if johnnys is gonna come back

  • Nick Hill
    Nick Hill 11 months ago

    I never liked Stevie Asssmith and I never will.
    If Johnny football was black Steven would be singing a different tone as usual, saying "Com'on give the poor brother a chance, its not his fault he was in this situation."
    He always takes the side of the "poor black athletes no matter what they have done.
    Michael Vick, RG 3 just to name a few. RG is so over rated.
    If I stepped on anyone's toes to bad.


    S.A.S is10000000% dead on !!!!!!

    KLEINBURGER13 Year ago

    Everett Overton that white dude reporter has no idea what addiction to alcohol is or have alcoholic habits and to be diagnosed with a mental disorder I have a personal problem with this I have autism and was addicted to alcohol

  • Sundincubus
    Sundincubus Year ago

    I truly find it funny how Stephen A. Smith always starts with, "I like him a lot.....I"ve talked to him on several occasions this and that...BUT". Yeap, there's that, "But" and all the negative trash talk begins. "I love Kapaenick, I truly respected him...BUT". Same goes for Michael Irvin, Dak, Ray Lewis. You can sugar coated anyway you wanted it Stephen but where I come from, it's called "kissing their ass before you spit right on their face". Nice one Stephen. Love you man, BUT often, you're just too cruel man.

  • Anthony Hutchins
    Anthony Hutchins Year ago

    I usually think this shit is bullshit but I always thought he showed signs of bipolar so I mean maybe hes gunna take it seriously. Idk

  • Andrew Sundin
    Andrew Sundin Year ago

    Max low key tried to save Stephen a lol. Basically max said "what he said was dumb but we should have the right to sound dumb in conversation" lol

  • Grant G
    Grant G Year ago

    Totally agree with Stephen A here.

  • Teresa Slone
    Teresa Slone Year ago

    second chance period! everything else is blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

  • Mitchell Fricano
    Mitchell Fricano Year ago


    Shut. Up.

  • Ray Larson
    Ray Larson Year ago

    If manziel was black sas would be cryin

  • Domenico Pagala
    Domenico Pagala Year ago

    All I got to say is "Eh" wasn't even that great when he was in the league but he had some flashes. I hope he can get his shit together.

  • Cory Pride
    Cory Pride Year ago

    Stephen A, not only are you fun to watch as the Quintessential black sports commentator--especially when you get wound up about something--you are also the wisest of all sports commentators! AND I tend to agree with you most times and especially with regards to bipolar symptoms. We hope to understand errant behavior by giving it a name but the human psyche is too complex for that. Some people just cannot stop being obnoxious and self destructive no matter what label you slap on them.

  • Jesse Meza
    Jesse Meza Year ago

    That sounds like a correct diagnosis for Johnny football he was just a guy that bought into his persona and when he got into trouble because of it all of a sudden he is bipolar. Bull he is just a punk who got what he deserved.

  • spence
    spence Year ago

    agreed, bipolar is fake

  • Watcha lookin at me gut fer?

    Lol the light going on Max’s face couldn’t un see it hahaha.

  • Thomas Crammer
    Thomas Crammer Year ago

    Drink...rrsponsibly...appreciate the bare minimum. Then go to next floor.

  • Thomas Crammer
    Thomas Crammer Year ago

    Johnny unitas...joe montana...tom Brady ....and everything between ..all geeks...this is the modern era boss 100% rooting for him to succeed because he's a fuckin boss. Bosses learn the hard way. Look up those mentioned qb's histories. Period.

  • Stephen Race Smith

    If Johnny was black, I would have a completely different opinion on this! FACT.

  • joltinjoe90
    joltinjoe90 Year ago

    Doubt he's really bipolar. Probably normal mood swings of an overgrown teenager. Usually people who are not fully developed or who are living fraudulent lives develop "bipolar disorder." These mood swings are just a sign that you need to grow up and sort yourself out.

  • Chris Stephens
    Chris Stephens Year ago

    I can’t stand Stephan, but this is the one time I’ll agree with him.... Johnny took all the blessings he had for granted. He was hired to be a team caption and he’s not discipled enough or care enough about the team he’s leading. He just kept rubbing his fingers together wanting that paycheck. And he seems shocked that his world fell apart. Like Stephan said, I have no sympathy for someone who is talking, only because he’s after something. Let alone, trying to get back what he threw away to begin with.

  • World King
    World King Year ago

    Fuck this dude if it was a black man he a thug a drug addict you name it but they continue to talk about this guy like why he is trash period

  • Timothy Norat
    Timothy Norat Year ago

    Offensive guard

  • George Yaj
    George Yaj Year ago

    Lol, sas. Wtf, "bipolar" is a bad excuse but being "affluent" is ok as an excuse, lol

  • Charles & Melissa Shannon

    Johnny please pull your head out of your ass! Hear the POP buddy!

  • Charles & Melissa Shannon

    I really don’t like this guy and I am a die hard aggies fan! Love Johnny; but this time he is right!

  • Boot
    Boot Year ago

    I agree with Stephen A, too many people want to blame their issue on some "disorder" be it ADHD, bi-polar, etc etc. The dude just behaved like a shithead, let his ego get to him, pretty typical for a young person suddenly thrust into fame/money. but please don't blame it on some medical issue, bullshit excuse.

  • Sunglass Brad
    Sunglass Brad Year ago

    2-6 with the browns?! Fuq he could win a super bowl

  • bird man99
    bird man99 Year ago

    B.S stop using Stuff like conditions has an excuse that didn’t give you a drinking problem I liked Johnny but people go are whole lives with depression sorry but I’m not giving you a pass for using a condition has crutch sorry but that condition didn’t make you drink and party literally every night.

  • DJ JDB
    DJ JDB Year ago

    Most of these comments are sadly ignorant. FOOTBALL: Manziel was unfortunately drafted into a "totally dysfunctional" franchise with a shit system, not to mention a shit owner. We never had the chance to see what Manziel could do in a well organized system. Imagine Manziel in a Belichick, Carroll or Marrone system. At 4.5 speed, scrambling ability and an accurate arm? He would excel big time! HIS PERSONALITY: In high school and college Manziel was an arrogant prick that partied too much, and he was allowed to get away with pretty much anything because he won! His substance abuse and arrogant attitude began way before he was drafted into the NFL. Now ad a bipolar disorder (which doctors diagnosed him to have) and WA LA! A perfect recipe for self destruction. I commend Manziel for eating the crow and trying to turn his life and football career around! He deserves a second chance in the NFL. He would most likely sign for minimum salary too! I hope he gets that chance.

  • Flex Master Tony
    Flex Master Tony Year ago

    SAS was way out of line implying that he’s lying about a serious issue just to gain sympathy. All because that happens with celebrities. Very ignorant of him. But what else is new?

  • mike Jordan
    mike Jordan Year ago

    Not being rude but I don't think a NFL team will pick up a QB with mental illness. Especially with Johnny's past.... hit up XFL bro..

  • Lilleybugglane
    Lilleybugglane Year ago

    Being a dick doesn't make a person bipolar...

  • Johnny Andrews
    Johnny Andrews Year ago

    They brought up Brandon marshal. He’s bipolar. And his actions was nothing like johnny football

  • McFrosty1
    McFrosty1 Year ago

    Freaking Molly, keep interrupting at 4:30

  • Lil John
    Lil John Year ago

    We can't really fault people for what they do. No one controls who they are in reality because everything we are comes from external sources such as genetics or environment. This perspective breeds empathy even as we hold people accountable for their actions. I'm bringing this up because of what Stephen A. brought up with bipolar disorder. He thinks it's just an excuse (and he's right it is an "excuse/explanation"). BUT so what? No matter what you believe about his specific diagnosis, you have to admit something was wrong with Manziel in terms of being able to control himself.

  • Derek Redman
    Derek Redman Year ago

    I RARELY agree with Stephen A... but he is SPOT ON HERE

  • 123 RF
    123 RF Year ago

    The last time the browns won.....manziel was the QB

  • Dave Brown
    Dave Brown Year ago

    It's like this they have rapist Ben clear shot to play they gave rapist Winston green flag to they gave the kid that busted the girl in the face broke her bones a green flag to play so why not take Johnny football word and give him a shot or is it only the people who hurt people gets another chance

  • I F55 I
    I F55 I Year ago

    This kid is a legend but who the fuck honestly believes he’s sober lol

  • DezzysSpeedShop
    DezzysSpeedShop Year ago

    Manziel is the definition of entitlement and this is his own bed. Grab a good quilt and lie in it bruh. You blew it.

  • Salim Al Kharsa
    Salim Al Kharsa Year ago


  • Anthony McFadden
    Anthony McFadden Year ago

    Johnny deserves a second chance

  • theillest811
    theillest811 Year ago

    Wonder if these two jerk each other before or after the show...

  • Stew W
    Stew W Year ago

    So now he has bipolar disorder? Damn being white and being able to conjure up massive amounts of excuses and mental illnesses for your laundry list of mistakes must be nice....Dude is not an NFL quarterback period.

  • Able2tell
    Able2tell Year ago

    A black QB wouldn't had that many opportunities to get it together #privileged #bipolarmyazz #focwiththatBS

  • OLCtv
    OLCtv Year ago

    I agree with Stephen A.

  • frederick gramcko

    SAS calling J. Manziel a faker and a liar about his illness. #wow

  • Collin Everson
    Collin Everson Year ago

    Ha hell yeah Stephen A. I totally agree with you! It's all good when your a punk ass college kid, thinking your bigger than everyone & the world around you.... THEN, wanna be "bi-polar" the minute you are suddenly a nobody in this world. No worries Steven A.... I have no issue saying this BUT Manziel is full of shit and making it up to receive sympathy for all his wrong doings. You had one chance to survive Cleveland where he had no Tom Brady to out shine. All he had to do in Cleveland is maintain mediocrity and work on winning a few games. That is not very difficult and he couldn't even be mediocre and behave himself. I am a huge Texas A&M fan and always will but Fuck that dude. He blew it all on his own. Guys like myself that have to bust my ass my whole life to feed my family and never get even 1% the chance to have the opportunities he pissed away makes me feel absolutely not sorry for him. People and Humans need to start fucking learning shit in life. Seriously

  • Garrett Griffin
    Garrett Griffin Year ago

    It's possible he could be lying and the bipolar disorder but he seemed really sincere and it's not like he blames every thing on the bipolar disorder he still blames himself

  • ThePrince66
    ThePrince66 Year ago

    He has to have some sort of history of mental issues nobody in there right mind throws away their career for drugs and partying

  • Saul Reyes
    Saul Reyes Year ago

    Kaep >> Keenum, Bradford, Fitzpatrick, McCown, Dak, Kizer, Taylor, Flacco, Semien, Skelton. And if you disagree you are BLIND TO THE FACTS.

    • Saul Reyes
      Saul Reyes Year ago

      He's better than ANY backup in the league. And He's beaten the greatest QB'S in the league. So don't even waste your time debating. WAR IS EVIL if he were protesting WAR id support him even more! And if you disagree with that then you need to get your marbles back.

  • CorbCorbin
    CorbCorbin Year ago

    Who cares? He squandered a once in a lifetime opportunity, and he doesn't need the money. Poor, sad, rich boy, born with a gift, that thousands of guys are busting there ass every day but never get to. Waste of an NFL position, someone else didn't get a chance to play because he took a spot and threw it away. Bi-polar is a bullshit excuse, Lawerence Taylor was bi-polar, get the fuck outta here.

  • greekosdarkness
    greekosdarkness Year ago

    People need to know the term diagnosed means a doctor diagnosed it. Then gives him medicine for it. Manziel is a fuck head but don't claim he is faking shit

  • Jeff P
    Jeff P Year ago

    Johnny Manziel and Colin Kaepernick are both tools and that's why they are unemployed.

  • #kanepoe !
    #kanepoe ! Year ago

    Dam I never thought I would agree with with smith and here I am agreeing with him

  • #kanepoe !
    #kanepoe ! Year ago

    Johnny 8ball

  • lynn henkel
    lynn henkel Year ago

    If he wasn't drafted to Cleveland, I think that his career would of had been a lot different.


    Shit.. Tebow deserves another chance before this privileged bum.. Tebow was class act.

  • Jaiden TV
    Jaiden TV Year ago

    Jhonny football can become a backup in the nfl ....

  • Les Rosin
    Les Rosin Year ago

    not gonna happen, NFL moved on.

  • Re6N Z0E
    Re6N Z0E Year ago

    Jamarcus Russell ass

  • Lajuan Ramsey
    Lajuan Ramsey Year ago

    Charles Haley has bipolarism and 5 super bowl rings & is a HOFer

  • DJSuckafreeTV
    DJSuckafreeTV Year ago

    Fuck Stephen Smith, it's just ignorance coming out his mouth SMH fuck that nigga

  • TCY !
    TCY ! Year ago

    Well said Stephen!!!!

  • TCY !
    TCY ! Year ago

    Why are you talking about Jonny M as a player no thankzzzz

  • What Now
    What Now Year ago

    He went to the Browns ... How many players do good there ? 1 out of 500

  • yamamancha
    yamamancha Year ago

    So Johnny buys a diagnosis and people are suppose take him seriously?

  • John Collentine
    John Collentine Year ago

    2-6 on the Browns is 6-2 on any other team

  • trippleaaaaaaaaaa

    FYI folks,Manic depression,needed a kinder,gentler face,and they invented the name, bi-polar.started seeing a shrink in the 7th grade,I'm 68 now,led a full life so far,meaningful,served my country, became a master carpenter in the hall,but not a day goes by,that I don't feel self destructive.the fact is,most manics,thrive in competitive sports,the arts,trades,creativity.It's a way of transcending our thoughts,by having to concentrate on that or rather those skills. I used to hate going home after work,but I have taken up wood carving,and it became bearable.Hope this sheds a little light on this affliction.