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Cris Carter explains how sports can help players like Johnny Manziel confront and cope with their issues

From FOX Sports - February 15, 2018

- I talked to Johnny several weeks ago in Los Angeles.

- How's he doing?

- Johnny's trying to do all the right things. And any time that you are involved in, especially any type of recovery, any type of 12-step program, which has been well chronicled as far as Johnny and his involvement in those programs or lack of involvement in a consistent program.

And then here recently, we have heard that he has struggled with being bipolar. So him being diagnosed as being bipolar. It's not an excuse for what Johnny's done, but it is an explanation for some of the behavior. And definitely some of the inconsistency that we have seen in this young man.

He's trying to do the right thing. I believe that right now he's in a better space than he was in last year or two years ago. I still believe that there's a lot of work to be done, not only off the field, but his daily life and trying to manage his daily life. I do believe that sport, a lot of time when you are going through issues like this, having a job or getting back to the thing you love, it really helps that person. It is therapeutic for them.

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