Johnny Manziel reveals he has bipolar disorder, has stopped drinking

Tom Schad

 |  USA TODAY

Johnny Manziel said he was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has made his mental health a priority as he continues to work toward a return to football.

In an interview with ABC News that aired Monday morning, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner said he was previously “self-medicating with alcohol” to escape a lingering depression. He said he has since stopped drinking and is taking medication for bipolar disorder.

“I’m working to try and make sure that I don’t fall back into any type of depression, because I know where that…

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