UPDATE and CORRECTION: So it turns out the video was originally released last February and the Barstool guys re-posted this week after the CFL news was announced. The story has been updated to reflect that information.
Barstool Sports has re-posted a video of Johnny Manziel it did last February.
The video starts with Barstool founder Dave Portnoy introducing Manziel.
“Been lost in the sauce, no big deal,” Portnoy says. “The comeback starts today.”
He and Manziel then do a version of the “Money Manziel” celebration.
Manziel performs some football-related activities in a format intended to be humorous. They include hitting shirtless guys with targets on their stomachs and throwing to an overweight, slow-moving receiver.
That last one allows Manziel, wearing a Barstool t-shirt celebrating the New England Patriots five Super Bowl rings, to get off a zinger.
“You’re about the size of all my receivers in Cleveland, so we’re good,” Manziel says. “They’re the best, don’t get me wrong.”
The video ends with a short interview clip of Manziel being asked if he’s trying to get back into the NFL.
“That’s the plan,” Manziel responds.
The decision by Manziel to do a video with Barstool is interesting. While the site has a huge audience, it has faced criticism for its misogynist content and recently had a program made in partnership with ESPN cancelled after just one episode.
Watch the video below.