PGA TourNovember 25, 2015

PGA Tour pro sympathizes with Johnny Manziel after controversial video is released

Let us be thankful for golfers who speak their mind. Many athletes use social media mostly to push initiatives from their sponsors. One golfer who isn't afraid to use Twitter candidly is John Peterson.

Peterson voiced his opinions about Johnny Manziel getting benched by the Cleveland Browns after a video was released of the 23-year-old partying during the Browns' bye week last month. Reports state that Johnny Football might not play for the Browns again as coach Mike Pettine has demoted the first-round pick to third on the team's depth chart.

That prompted Peterson to state his opinions on Twitter.

And he continued:

Fellow tour pro Colt Knost summed up the point in a following tweet, too.

One thing's for sure: Peterson has established himself as one of the tour's most outspoken players. Peterson, 26, finished T-4 at the U.S. Open in 2012 at the Olympic Club and used the opportunity to have fun with the USGA for snubbing him from that year's Walker Cup team.

The former LSU golfer showed his sense of humor by teeing off like Happy Gilmore during the final round of the CIMB Classic. His social media accounts are certainly unique, as Peterson posts hunting photos and politically inspired memes on a regular basis. Not the type of stuff shared by your cookie-cutter pro golfer.

Related: Portrait of a man who shook things up

His opinions might be controversial and his actions are certainly different, but we respect Peterson for being a disruptor in golf.


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