Ricky Williams: Johnny Manziel deserves to party

Former NFL running back Ricky Williams told TMZ that Johnny Manziel deserves to go out and have fun partying.

“Sometimes people need to have fun to play well,” said Williams.

Williams was in L.A. to tape a commercial for the ESPN Heisman House … where he met Johnny Football for the very first time … and says they got along great.

Of course, we had to ask Ricky about Johnny’s penchant for partying — and the ex-NFL star told us he not only approves, but says it could be imperative to his long-term success.

“You know, I was a rookie at one time, 1st round draft pick, and had a chance to do all the cool stuff I always wanted to do … so I’m happy for him.”