Johnny Manziel Goes to Cabo, Has (Fake) Longhorn Tattoo

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Johnny Manziel continues to prove that his life is better than yours and mine.

Right now he’s on spring break in Cabo.

Which is probably a lot better than what you’re doing right now, pretending to work while reading Outkick the Coverage on a random Tuesday in March.

Yeah, Johnny wins.

So Johnny Manziel is in Cabo.

And he poses for a shirtless photo that is then emailed to Busted Coverage. (I’m personally looking forward to the eight topless girls he’s going to pose with later tonight.) The photo bounces around the Internet, and immediately our email blows up with links to TexAgs message board discussion: Manziel has a Texas Longhorn tattoo!

Why would Manziel have a Texas Longhorn tattoo?

Well, Manziel grew up a Longhorn fan before Mack Brown recruited him as a defensive back and A&M recruited him as a quarterback. (Fun fact: Mack Brown has recruited the last two Heisman winning quarterbacks as defensive backs). So maybe this Longhorn tattoo is real after all. Or maybe it’s the work of a photoshop artist: A scorned Texas fan, perhaps, who is insanely jealous of Texas A&M’s rise. Or, on the flip side, could it be an A&M fan who wants to gig Texas fans over their inability to even get Manziel signed despite the fact that he has a Longhorn tattoo on his chest.

Let’s go to as the mystery is debated by message board posters. 

It’s like CSI: Tattoo.

(Reading message board debates over whether something is real or fake is incredibly entertaining).

The consensus there: it’s fake.

But I’ve reached out to Gabe at and he’s not sure whether it’s fake or not. He’s actually contacted teammates to ask them whether the tattoo is real. Which has to be an awkward text message to send to another man. (Preliminary indictions: fake).

So now Johnny Manziel is so famous that people are photoshopping fake Longhorn tattoos on his body. Or he’s got a Longhorn tattoo and he just won the Heisman trophy at A&M.

Either way it’s fabulous.

But the best of both worlds? What if Manziel put a fake Longhorn logo on his chest just for this picture he posed for at spring break? Would you really put it past him? I wouldn’t. What if Johnny Manziel is taunting the hell out of Longhorn fans? If only the Longhorn logo was upside down.

Long Live Johnny Football. (And his fake/real Longhorn tattoo).


Johnny Manziel wins again and my best-case hypothesis was correct.

Per Manziel’s Twitter feed it’s a henna tattoo Longhorn that cost 150 pesos. He’s taunting the Longhorns from Cabo.

Golf clap.

Manziel wins.


Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.