Did you see that double-raised-arm, fingers-to-thumbs rubbing motion Johnny Manziel made when he strode across the stage Thursday night at the NFL draft in New York?
That’s his ‘‘countin’ scratch’’ gesture, like, Yo, I’m feeling the money! He did it when Texas A&M played Rice, taunting the other team for taunting him, and he got a penalty for it, as well as a lecture from head coach Kevin Sumlin, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
What you see with this 21-year-old kid is a cocky, undersized, very immature but very skilled athlete who has a dubious attitude and worldview, as well as one of the craziest back stories ever. He didn’t come from poverty and deprivation. He came from wealth and privilege.