I've already addressed the issue of people over-scrutinizing Johnny Manziel, but things are truly getting out of hand.
One of the latest folks to criticize the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is ESPN "analyst" Mark May.
Alright Johnny Football enough is enough this is your last wake up call STOP BRINGING SHAME TO THE GAME !— Mark May (@mark_may) July 16, 2013
So Manziel is bringing shame to the game... how, exactly?
In a sport where players constantly face criticism for everything from tattoos to jobs at used car lots, Johnny Manziel is being criticized for... well, acting like a 20-year-old college sophomore.
On the field, he does everything he's supposed to do. His parents happen to have a little money, so he isn't involved in any potential scandal involving taking money from boosters. As far as we know, he hasn't had any real run-ins with the law.
Let's compare that to May, who was a star offensive lineman for Pitt in his college days. OH WAIT...
So Mark May, who is saying that Johnny Manziel is bringing shame to the game by being excused a day early from the Manning QB camp, was arrested during HIS sophomore year for terroristic threats and inciting a riot, among other things.
Let's not forget that once May got to the NFL, he continued to bring shame on the game, being arrested for drunk driving not once, but TWICE as a professional. The second came at 30 years old.
It might be time for people like Mark May to get off their high horse and take a look in the mirror. Sure, Manziel isn't perfect. But if you're perfect, go ahead and throw the first stone. Until then, just let the kid do his thing.