Darren Rovell thinks Johnny Manziel is washed up.
Johnny Manziel thinks Darren Rovell is a “bitch.”
Yep, things are heating up between the ex-NFL star and the business reporter — and it’s all playing out on social media.
Here’s how it started … Rovell posted a tweet on Wednesday comparing 2 Sports Illustrated cover stories from 7 years ago. … featuring the Alex Rodriguez steroid scandal as well as the “Johnny Football” craze.
Rovell says A-Rod was at “Rock Bottom” back then while Manziel was the “envy of the college football world.”
He then points out that in 2020, the tables have apparently turned.
“Today, A-Rod is as relevant as ever. Manziel achieves a flash of relevance by flipping off a building into a pool.”
Side note — it was a pretty impressive flip.
Manziel clearly feels Rovell’s tweet was an unwarranted cheap shot — and fired back Wednesday with one of his own.
“Seven years later and you’re still as big of a bitch as ever.”
Rovell hasn’t responded to Manziel and when we reached out, Rovell issued a “no comment.”
Shocker, there’s some bad blood between the two men that goes back years — and it apparently all started in 2013 when Rovell investigated whether Manziel was signing autographs for cash while at Texas A&M.
Turns out, Rovell was on to something — and Manziel was suspended by the NCAA for one-half of a football game.
He eventually went on to be a 1st round pick in the NFL Draft — but everyone knows what happened after that … rehab, CFL, fired from CFL, divorce, mental health issues, etc.
But 27-year-old Manziel has said he’s moved on with his life and accepts that his NFL career has ended.
The argument that’s broken out on social media … is Rovell out of line for pointing it Johnny’s downfall, knowing what he’s been through? Or is it fair game since he’s pointing out facts.
As for A-Rod, he’s doing great — he survived the steroid scandal. He made a fortune in business. He’s trying to buy the NY Mets. And, he’s engaged to J Lo.
No beef with Rovell there.