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Johnny Manziel makes stunning suicide attempt admission

Thank God it wasn't successful.

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Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel made a shocking admission in the new Netflix documentary titled "Untold: Johnny Football" in which he says he attempted to take his own life shortly after being cut by the Browns in 2016.

The former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M was selected by the Browns in Round 1 of the 2014 NFL Draft, but things didn't work out for him at the highest level.

By 2016 after reports surfaced that he was under investigation for a domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend, the Browns announced that Manziel violated "expectations for our players on and off the field" and that they intended to cut ties with him "as soon as permitted by league rules". The Browns released him on March 11, 2016.

In the documentary, Manziel reveals that he “went and bought a gun that I knew I was gonna use.”

“I think I was just running from problems,” Manziel said. “Direct self-sabotage, trying to burn this thing down. I had planned to do everything that I wanted to do at that point in my life. Spend as much money as I possibly could, and then my plan was to take my life. 

“Months prior, went and bought a gun that I knew I was gonna use. I wanted it to get as bad as humanly possible to where it made sense, and it made it seem like an excuse and an out for me.”

However, he says that the gun malfunctioned.

“Still, to this day, I don’t know what happened, but the gun just clicked on me,” he said.

Thankfully, Manziel is alive and well today. 

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