AP Interview: Johnny Manziel says he’s done with football — mostly

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FILE- In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Memphis Express quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an AAF football game against the Birmingham Iron in Memphis, Tenn. After a self-destructing pro career that never close to matching his enormous potential, Manziel says he's done with the game that gave him his catchy moniker (Johnny Football), even as he's dabbling in a fledgling, fan-controlled arena league that was set to begin play Saturday night in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

By PAUL NEWBERRY

ATLANTA (AP) — No more football for Johnny Football unless it’s just for kicks. After a self-destructing pro career that never came close to fulfilling his enormous potential, Johnny Manziel tells The Associated Press he’s done with the game that gave him his catchy moniker. He is dabbling in a fledgling, fan-controlled arena league that begins play Saturday night in suburban Atlanta. But that’s simply a fun little sidelight, giving Manziel a a chance to take a few snaps and perhaps help some up-and-comers get a look from the NFL. For the most part, the gridiron s firmly in his rear-view mirror.