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Joe Thomas: No Need to Watch “Untold: Johnny Football” After Living It

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Legendary Cleveland Browns left tackle and recently inducted member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Joe Thomas joins Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show. He says he is conflicted about watching the Netflix documentary “Untold: Johnny Football” about former Browns QB Johnny Manziel because he lived it and isn’t keen on revisiting old wounds. He says he has been focused on his Hall of Fame induction and respecting the honor he has been given. Plus, he and Dan chat about the highlights from his career.

Dan Patrick: “Have you watched the documentary?”

Joe Thomas: “No. It’s crazy, getting ready for the Hall of Fame stuff I feel like I’ve been living under a rock because I didn’t even know there was a Johnny Manziel Netflix documentary until one of my friends asked me if I watched it last night. And I’m a little conflicted like you, I’m not sure if I want to watch it because I lived it, and there’s still a few scabs that I’m peeling off right now after those Johnny Manziel moments and so I don’t know, I’m a little bit torn there. ”

Dan: “When did you know that this wasn’t going to work out for Manziel?”

Joe: “Well, shortly after we drafted him, he like vanished in the spring. We were in the middle of OTA’s and the coaches couldn’t find him. He had come to Cleveland, he was there for like a day and he was at practice, and then he just disappeared. And I think he was just on a bender somewhere in Cleveland partying and he couldn’t find his way back to the facility. And so, it was at that moment I was like, ‘Hmm, we may have some problems with this young rookie here...’”