News: Drake's Public Support Isn't Enough For Much-Needed Johnny Manziel Comeback Win

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 9:34AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money's Drake continues to show the world he really is about standing behind Texas A&M star Johnny "Football" Manziel by rocking the college bad boy's jersey over the weekend.

Despite Drizzy's public support, as seen in a new photo, it did not help fuel Johnny's team to what would have been an impressive comeback win this weekend.

If you were shocked when Johnny Manziel temporarily went down when he tweaked his knee, think about how Drake must have felt. Johnny Manziel is down with the OVO crew and Drake has constantly supported and defended Manziel. The Texas A&M quarterback eventually got back in the game, but things eventually got realer as Ole Miss took the lead, 31-24 Of course, Drake is holding it down for Manziel by watching the game from his television wearing a custom jersey with the quarterback's name on it. Because Drake loves his team, and he'd die for his [boys]. We wonder how emotionally invested he's going to be when the Raptors' season start up. UPDATE: Drake's support wasn't enough. The Aggies fell 38-31 to Ole Miss. (Complex)

Drizzy recently said Johnny is a close friend and good person in light of negative press he has received this year.

"Despite what some people report, I actually consider myself a positive reinforcement in his life. I try to keep him on track. I know he has a bright future and he's displaying it right, especially in his last two performances," Drake explained in an interview. "He's a great guy and he's got the best intentions. He does nothing with malicious intent. I love him to death. We've gone from sort of like I'm a fan of his and he's a fan of mine to genuine friends. And I think we'll be friends for a long time. He is a pure soul. ... He's not a wild guy. He's passionate about music and he's passionate about football. In his free time when he (wasn't) playing football, he chose to come see me. ... For me it's not about hanging out and looking cool because I know Johnny Manziel. I care about this guy." (ESPN)

The Toronto native is known for tossing out tweets in Manziel's honor onto his Twitter page.

"JOVOhnny Football!! Go Time!," Drake tweeted September 14. (Drake's Twitter)

Last week, Texas rapper Slim Thug admitted he could see him suiting up for the Houston Texans next year.

Matt Schaub is doing his best Jake Delhomme impersonation these days, which is not good for a Texans team that had the seventh-best odds at making the Super Bowl at the start of the season. Hamburger purveyors are offering pick-6 burgers in his honor, and fans are torching his jersey. I fear for his safety. But alas, Texans fans, rapper and Houston advocate Slim Thugga has a solution: Johnny Manziel. "We need u kid @JManziel2 u will be treated like a king here," Thug tweeted October 6. Manziel, as you already likely know, is the proud owner of a Heisman Trophy, has been at the center of scandal and moral discourse and is currently the 18th-most prolific passer in college football. Will Texas A&M's redshirt sophomore save the day in Houston? (CBS Sports)

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