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Johnny Manziel Reveals He Attempted Suicide After Browns Released Him

Johnny Manziel revealed in a new Netflix documentary his suicide attempt after the Browns released him: "My plan was to take my life."

On Aug. 8, Netflix will be releasing a documentary, "Untold: Johnny Football," which profiles the life of Johnny Manziel, and it has some shocking revelations about the former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick.

The information about the documentary came courtesy of USA Today, which gained early access and had a one-on-one exclusive interview with the former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback, where he revealed he made a suicide attempt after getting released by the Browns in March 2016.

Manziel detailed that he purchased a gun and went on a "$5 million bender" to spend large amounts of money before taking his own life.

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"I had planned to do everything I wanted to do at that point in my life, spend as much money as I possibly could, and then my plan was to take my life," Manziel said. "I wanted to get as bad as humanly possible where it made sense and it made it seem like an excuse and an out for me."

Fortunately, the gun malfunctioned.

"Still to this day, don't know what happened. But the gun just clicked on me."

The documentary will further detail this and many other stories about the 30-year-old signal caller.

Manziel is still playing football. He's the quarterback for the Fan Controlled Football Zappers. He had a stellar college career with Texas A&M, completing 68.9% of his passes across two seasons while throwing 63 touchdowns. With the Browns, he played for them in 2014 and 2015 and passed for seven touchdowns and threw seven interceptions.

After getting released from the Browns, Manziel went to the CFL and played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes.

A former Heisman Trophy winner, Manziel was the 22nd overall draft pick in 2014 and was inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame.

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