'Johnny Football' leaving Twitter to avoid 'distractions'

espn.go.com Published: March 26, 2013

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, said Tuesday that he has self-imposed a Twitter ban in an attempt to keep his personal life more private, ESPN.com reports.

Manziel has been stung in recent weeks by negative publicity from both on- and off-the-field incidents.
The latest controversy came Saturday, when media reports indicated Manziel shoved a Texas A&M graduate assistant after he threw one of his three interceptions during a spring scrimmage. Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said he didn't see the confrontation, and Manziel and his teammates said the incident was overblown.

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