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Dean Cain

Warning to Manziel

Don't Be Like Matt Leinart!

7/23/2014 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Johnny Manziel is flashing shades of Matt Leinart -- and it's NOT a good thing -- so says Dean Cain -- who warns the QB that "going Hollywood" can backfire in a big way.  

Cain -- who made it all the way to Bills training camp before an injury dashed his NFL hopes -- was in Malibu when he hailed Manziel as a great athlete ... "but there's a lot of athletes in the NFL."

That's when the Leinart comparison began -- "I do remember another quarterback back in the day, coming out and being a high draft choice and hanging out with the Hollywood starlets and stars and never really doing that well."

When we suggested that Matt -- who reportedly dated Paris Hilton and Kristin Cavallari -- was still living the life and scoring hot chicks, Cain shot back with a reality check: 

"I'm not saying Matt Leinart can't get ladies ... but he cant get a contract in the NFL now."

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