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Manziel: I Haven't Been This Happy In A Long Time

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - What started out as Johnny Manziel telling his twitter followers that he wasn't charging money for selfies ... suddenly turned into him admitting his past mistakes.

The embattled former quarterback is scheduled to sign autographs in Houston during Super Bowl weekend for $99 and was going to charge $50 for a selfie.

Manziel tweeted that it was just brought to his attention and that he won't be charging for a picture with him. He added that he was doing the signing for the people of Texas that have stuck with him through all the mistakes he's made in the past few years.

It's assumed that Manziel will continue to charge $99 for the autograph. You can read more on the signing right here.

Manziel proceeded to jump right into admitting his mistakes and even replied to 105.3 The Fan in his series of tweets.

Manziel said that this was the happiest he'd been in a long time and that he appreciates everyone that has reached out to him during his trying times.

The former Heisman Trophy winner spent last year out of the NFL after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

Manziel has had legal troubles off the field over the past year. Just last month, he reached a deal in the Domestic Violence case with his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.

He faced a misdemeanor charge for allegedly hitting Crowley in the uptown area of Dallas a year ago.

The Dallas District Attorney's office said last week that it is reviewing whether or not Manziel violated his probation after he and Crowley both ended up in the same Miami club.

Manziel publicly denied that he knew Crowley was there and said he was in the club first.

In the dismissel case between both parties, Manziel is required to have no contact with Crowley.

The former Texas A&M star faced a misdemeanor assault charge that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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