After all, we live in an age where everyone has a camera and a social media account to which to post incriminating footage, and heaven knows that Manziel has proven to be remarkably inept at getting his party on without getting on TMZ.
But now we have a report indicating that Manziel may have seen the error of his ways. No, not that he’ll do less partying and more caring about his NFL career — stop being so naive! — but that he’s figured out how to hit his favorite nightclubs in a way that won’t attract prying lenses.
Meet “Billy,” a blond-haired, mustachioed fellow with glasses. Nobody cares who “Billy” is, right?
Well, at least not until a report Monday by ESPN Las Vegas that could explain why we haven’t seen any images of Manziel’s (alleged) jaunt to Vegas. The news outlet posted an account to Facebook and provided these intriguing details:
“Our sources tell us Manziel was at a popular night club on the strip Saturday night. The QB entered wearing a blonde wig, a fake mustache, glasses, and a hoodie.“Manziel introduced himself as ‘Billy.’ He was there into the 3am hour and when it came time to pay the bill, he asked to have it comped because he didn’t bring cash and also didn’t want to put it on his card.“However, the sources tell us he ended up paying with his card and signing the check. …“The club had Manziel and his crew placed at a VIP table close to the DJ booth. The table is located in one of the darkest areas of the club.“Manziel dined at the club’s restaurant before going to the nightclub. He was seated at the most private area in the restaurant, which is still out in the open. And yes, he ate with his wig and glasses on.”
Well, certainly, sir, a gentleman never takes off his wig and fake glasses before eating. The report didn’t say anything about the mustache, though, which may have needed removal during the food-ingestion portion of the evening.
Needless to say, a massive search is on for footage, anything at all, that might show Manziel in his get-up. In the meantime, the Internet is left to gleefully speculate.
As for Manziel’s own version of the weekend’s events, he has yet to make a public comment. He failed to show up for a concussion protocol session at the Browns’ facility Sunday morning (surprise, surprise), but he reportedly was spotted there on Monday.
The quarterback may not be seen anywhere in Cleveland much longer, according to reports that claim, quite plausibly, that the team is “done” with him. As for his next stop, it could be the Cowboys (and how great would that be?), but before then, we can only hope that “Billy” shows up somewhere again.