NEW ORLEANS (AP) Johnny Manziel has decided he's not going to allow the pitfalls of fame stop him from having a good time, forging friendships with rival quarterbacks or even going back to class - in person.
As for the pressure inherent in living up to the Heisman Trophy standard he set for himself in only his first season as quarterback at Texas A&M, isn't concerned about that, either.
"I'm not thinking about it. I'm just going out and playing football and doing the things I've always done," Manziel said Thursday, when he visited New Orleans to accept the Manning Award, which recognizes the nation's top college quarterback. "The success that we had last year - I wasn't worried about my own individual success. I was just worried about going out and playing football and trying to learn the system and get better."