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Johnny Manziel — Johnny Football! — parties with Dom Perignon at Surrender in Encore


Seva Kalashnikov

DJ Diplo, Johnny Manziel and friends at Surrender on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Encore.

Johnny Manziel and DJ Diplo at Surrender/TMZ

Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns as their first-round pick, celebrated Memorial Day Weekend partying with friends at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Saturday night.

Manziel, whose nickname is “Johnny Football,” arrived with an entourage of four guys and eight women around 12:30 a.m. He was greeted by an announcement and a giant LED wall that read “Johnny Football Is in the House!!!”

The group was seated at the DJ table on the platform directly behind where Major Lazer was leading the Saturday night soiree. Manziel was seen drinking Dom Perignon directly from the bottle and having a great time, and the group also enjoyed Perrier-Jouet Champagne and Belvedere vodka.

DJ Diplo from Major Lazer invited Manziel onstage, where he received a roaring acknowledgment from the capacity crowd. Manziel danced, sang and sprayed champagne into the nighttime revelers from the DJ booth.

Surrender and Encore Beach Club celebrated their fourth anniversaries over the Memorial Day Weekend; check out Mr. Robin Leach’s Q+A with nightlife exec Sean Christie on the Encore hotspots’ milestones posted May 15.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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