Johnny Manziel partied in disguise in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to a new report.
Maybe Johnny Manziel is a Mets fan.
Johnny Football took a page straight out of Bobby Valentine’s playbook and donned a disguise while partying in Las Vegas over the weekend, reportedly rocking a blond wig, glasses and faux mustache, according to Las Vegas’ 100.9 FM, an ESPN Radio affiliate.
The wig and mustache details are the latest developments in the Heisman winner’s downfall. Monday night, Mitch Moss of ESPN Las Vegas reported that Manziel was at the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan night club Saturday night and introduced himself as “Billy.” According to Moss, who cited a source, Manziel requested that his dinner and drinks be comped because he didn’t have any cash on him and he didn’t want to use his credit card. Ultimately, he did charge his expenses to a card.
After getting ejected in 1999, Bobby Valentine famously returned to the Mets dugout wearing glasses and an eyeblack mustache.
Manziel was tucked away in a dark corner of the club by the DJ booth, Moss reported, and was seen partying there as late as 3 a.m. Sunday. He ate — with the wig, stache and glasses — at an adjoining restaurant before entering the club.
Manziel’s time on the Strip first emerged over the weekend, when it was reported that he was spotted gambling the night before Cleveland’s Week 17 game against Pittsburgh. According to reports, Browns officials were unable to reach Manziel, who missed the game with a concussion and didn’t report for a mandatory meeting with team medical personnel on Sunday morning. The Browns have said that he met with the team on Saturday; since he was inactive, he was not required to be with the team on Sunday.
Cleveland fired coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer on Sunday night after a 3-13 season. While Manziel is still on the roster, Peter King reported that Cleveland is “done” with the partyboy QB — who spent 10 weeks in an alcohol rehab facility during the offseason — and Manziel wants to return home to Texas and play for the Cowboys.