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this is "nightline." >> tonight a sports star out of control. johnny manziel j football's top project expected to be indicted on assault charges for attacking his former girlfriend. his agent and nike, is he an addict spiraling down a dangerous road? ♪. >> plus beyonce gets crazy with lemonade. it has the beehive and the internet buzzing. is she revealing secrets about her own major? but first. ♪ >> the "nightline" five. >> if you have allergy congestion j mutting through your morning is nothing new.
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thank you for joining us. known simply as johnny football, unemployed nfl quarterback johnny manziel is making headlines not for his game. tomorrow the 23-year-old is expected to be indicted on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend back in january. the question tonight, is a lifestyle of fame to blame?
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>> he's known simply as johnny football. >> touchdown. of course it is. >> he had perhaps the greatest nickname in the history of college sports and the game to back it up. johnny football was like watching houdini in cleats. >> johnny manziel. in 2012, he was the first freshman to win the heisman. fame, fortune, nfl awaited him. >> johnny manziel the most exciting football player. >> reporter: but fame has a way of humbling people. >> johnny manziel needs to stay out of bars. >> reporter: these days the 23-year-old is often seen partying in nightclubs. >> does the party ever stop?
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>> seen here on tmz. >> there's a difference of partying and being out of control. what have we been doing? walking out being cool? i'm drunk. i'm cool. >> reporter: many see him as the latest casualty of america's obsession with celebrity. fuelled by money, status and access with little or no accountability. >> i see this kind of thing with people who have a lot of time, a lot of money, and a lot of enablers. who doesn't want to say i partied with johnny manziel? it's credit points ort street, but it's not helping him. that's for sure. he's seen partying. he's trashed hotel rooms. just about every bad athlete behavior you can do is coming out of him at this point. >> reporter: last month accused of trashing this rented pad. the owner seeking more than $33,000 in damages in replacement fees. many say manziel's troubles signal he's out of control,
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battling addiction and treading a dangerous path. his and agent sounding the alarm. >> i'm not concerned about his football career at this moment. i'm concerned about his life. >> reporter: his legal troubles are just beginning. tomorrow he's expected to be indicted on allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend. he says an argument turned physical and she tried to fight him off. she said manziel led her down a back stairway to the hotel valet with her telling them please don't let him take me. i'm scared for my life. she claims later that night he struck her with his open hand on my left ear and she could not hear out of that ear. >> if we don't buy into her allegations, it may involve a trial or it may not. who knows? it may result in a dismissal. >> reporter: it's the latest in a string of high profile setbacks. last week nfl superagent terminated manziel's contract,
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even giving him one last shot at redemption saying he'd take him back if he entered treatment. >> i've never terminated a player. at this point i don't have a choice. i'm doing the last ditch effort that i can think of right now to help him. i'm not going to be a part of a young man destroying his life. >> reporter: in fact, his father even told the dallas morning news, i truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24 th birthday. he never checked into rehab and last night he was dropped from his endorsement with nike. manziel saying i'm hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now so i can focus on what i have to do if i want to play in 20 16. a few years ago he showed great promise as a college standout. a cover boy with swagger. flashing his trademark money sign, snagging an 8.2 million contract to play with the
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browns. >> the cleveland browns select johnny manziel. >> reporter: endorsement deals followed like this one from snickers. >> hey, man, eat a snickers. >> why? >> because you're johnny football. >> reporter: even before, his hard partying lifestyle raised questions, whispers, could he be trusted to be the face of multimillion dollar nfl franchise? >> i think i'm perceived as a guy with a lot of talent. some people think i don't focus on football all the time. there's points in time where i like to enjoy my life. >> there were some who believed me had star potential. some believed he would be an average player. others believed he would be a bust. >> reporter: stories surfaced about him being late for team meetings. he was demoted to third string. he was heading in the wrong direction. >> i didn't do my best to hush things down, push down the hype.
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i think at times i welcomed it. with immaturity i accepted that a little bit. it's my fault. >> reporter: in january he took a ten week time-out entering a facility in pennsylvania that specializes in drug and alcohol treatment. >> i guess i wasn't prepared to handle the type of spotlight that i got, and all the hype that came with it. >> reporter: even after his rehab, his struggles continued to spiral out of control. instead of toning it down, manziel seemed to embrace his celebrity bad boy image. basking in the attention. being called a sports world's lindsay lohan. >> we love you. >> i appreciate you. >> after a tur due lent rookie reason he said he was ready to clean up his act. >> some of that stuff will drift away with a kid that still had a college mind set a little bit. >> reporter: his words never matched his actions. he was dropped from the brown's roster after the january
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domestic violence allegations against him became public. >> let me make it clear. this isn't a pr problem. this is a life problem. you can only address the pr issues once the life problems have been resolved. until then, there's no fixing it. >> reporter: richard tate found a treatment center known as a place where many celebrities seek rehab. tate says manziel needs more in-depth treatment. >> nothing aside from the domestic abuse is so bad on its face. but it's the totality of it. it's where there's smoke there's fire. what he's doing is he's self-medicating in order to deal with the stress. >> reporter: but as a new crop of nfl hopefuls look to the draft, manziel is hoping for a comeback. in the pros, they're as rare as unicorns.
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next, queen b is at it again. her new album laem nate stirring rumors about her marriage and an elusive becky with the good hair. but first on the eve of another big primary tuesday, it's political punch. trump tearing into kasich attacking his habit of chowing down in campaign stops. >> i have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. this guy takes a pancake. he's shoving it in his mouth. it's disgusting. do you want that for your president? >> kasich's twitter account firing back. we were looking for some trump stakes for the governor, but no one seems to sell them anymore. kasich unamused about trump calling him desperate. >> i'm not desperate. are you? are you? are you desperate? i'm not. >> if there were a beauty
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in case you missed it, beyonce dropped a new album releasing "lemonade," the visual album filled with celebrity appearances and has powerful justice commentary. what's setting the internet on
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fire is speculation that the lyrics are about his own marriage and an affair. >> reporter: with one swing of the bat ♪ >> reporter: beyonce shattered expectations oh of her much anticipated album, "lemonade." in an hour long visual spectacle this weekend on hbo. jammed with guest appearances from serena williams dancing and twerking, and a model known for challenging the fashion world's take on what is considered beauty by confidently revealing her own skin disease to her own husband, jay-z, in an ode to the black lives matter movement, haunting images of mothers holding pictures of the sons they lost. everyone is talking about how personal some of the lyrics seem to be. show sings about a woman she
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says cheated with her man. the internet on fire over who becky is. when this instagram post by fashion designer rachel roy appeared, the internet buzzed with speculation. the caption saying good hair, don't care, but we'll take good lighting for selfies or self-truths always. what some saw as cracks in the marriage to jay-z for center stage over a year ago in the infamous elevator incident obtained by tmz showing beyonce's sister with jay-z. >> they each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. they both acknowledged their role in this private matter that played out in the public. they both apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. on the blog bustle, erika turner writes the album is a true
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celebration of black women. >> we are used to having the experiences of white women and the experiences of people who are white centralized. and i think what beyonce is saying i'm going to centralize black weekend. >> reporter: this weekend fans took to social media to express how they feel about the controversy, even turning on ray to defend beyonce. the fashion designer had enough by sunday afternoon tweeting y issue write respect love, marriages, families and strength. what shouldn't be tall rated by anyone no matter what is bullying of any kind. i met her last year as she was preparing her new line. >> every celebrity out there, kate hudson, kim kardashian has been photographed in your clothes. it must feel aamazing.
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rachel is part of kim kardashian's inner circle. >> both of you are an example of love. >> reporter: request for comments from all of them have gone unanswered. but back to the music. ♪ beyonce's album got a massive kick off at the super bowl. beyonce making the infectious beat of formation free to fans on tidal, the treeming service partially owned by jay-z. "lemonade" did not come for free. it hit tidal exclusively on saturday. sunday at midnight, they could purchase the album on i tunes for $17.99. her move to tidal is part of the streaming wars for exclusivity, cutting deals with artists to
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release their music ahead of others. >> having any kind of beyonce exclusive is a big deal for anyone. she's arguably the biggest artist in the entire world right now. beyonce is a shareholder in tidal. i think a beyonce album was something she has an interest in. it's an artist-owned company. ♪ >> reporter: the streaming wars heated up in 2014 when taylor swift left a blank space on spotify, pulling all her music from the streaming music site. ♪ >> reporter: and for those trying to reminisce about prince's ledge dare purple rain, they had to go to tidal as well. prince also famously pulled his music off spotify. by midnight on sunday, beyonce released "lemonade" on i tunes and it skyrocketed to number one. >> for beyonce, none of the
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rules matter. all she needs to do to get her music to people in a way that benefits her as much as possible. >> reporter: over the weekend the album going viral, hash tag "lemonade" trending number one worldwide. >> everybody wants to know what beyonce feels and everybody wants to know what beyonce is experiencing, and beyonce is saying, okay, this is what black women are feeling. this is what black women are experiencing. watch them. >> reporter: and bringing back hash tag black girl magic once again, empowering black women. >> hash tag black girl magic is about celebrating every day power and the every day resilience of black women. ♪ . >> reporter: if the early tracks of "lemonade" feel bitter, it's eventually sweetened with the cut all night. ♪ home movies of beyonce's and jay-z's wedding y. the couple celebrating a birthday of their daughter, and footage of jay-z
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playing on the football field. and beyonce is able to control her own narrative, speaking to her fans through her lyrics and making art at the same time. for nig"nightline" in new york. >> next, the adorable post game kid stealing the show from their athlete star fathers. >> isaiah is the greatest basketball player. i'm in vests and as a vested investor in vests, i invest with e*trade, where investors can investigate and invest in vests... or not in vests. this is my retirement. retiring retired tires. and i never get tired of it. are you entirely prepared to retire? plan your never tiring retiring retired tires retirement with e*trade.
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finally tonight, the cutest trend to hit professional sports. that's kids joining their dads at the post game news conference. steph curry may have made headlines during the play off game that keeps him off the court for the next two weeks. the point guard writing to his fans on twitter, thanks for all the prayers and messages. can feel all the positive energy. but a few kids were grabbing attention as well.
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remember his daughter riley who has done her share of warming hearts. now she has some competition in the cute category. >> hi everybody. >> that's jaden and james. his father is isaiah thomas. it was his two sons who stole the show at the post game press conference. >> isaiah is the greatest basketball player. >> they left the podium for a split second before this little guy decides he has one last thing to say. >> thank you. for your honesties. >> post game kids might be a bit of a thing. the next generation of football starts can be pretty cute as well. this guy left reporters speechless when his dad left for houston. >> i want you to give brady two numbers from 90 to 99 and he's going to multiply them together. >>


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