The Browns owner Jimmy Haslam wants Johnny Manziel to tone his act down. Manziel’s well-publicized video in Las Vegas didn’t go over well in the Browns front office. One can’t blame the Browns; how can you give the keys to the offense to an immature kid.
According to NFL Insider ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said the Browns saw the video — which comes on the heels of Manziel’s excursion to Las Vegas — and told their first-round draft pick to muster some common sense and get into the playbook more and on social media less.
“It did not sit well with the owner Jimmy Haslam, who did instruct his staff to at least have a talk with Johnny about being more savvy as he deals with social media,” Mortensen said. “We know you’re young. We know you’re single. Joe Montana himself said that Bill Walsh pulled him aside, and that was before the age of social media. Johnny Manziel has been told to tone it down, and to watch what goes up on social media.”
Manziel Responds to Browns:
“I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong,” Manziel said. “I’m going out. Everybody goes out on the weekends and enjoys their life and lives their life and just for them, they don’t have people that when they walk into a place pull out their phones and all they want to do is follow me around and record everything, so my situation is unique and different and now more than ever I’ve seen that it’s an every weekend thing wherever I’m at, whether it’s here in Cleveland on a weekend, or in Dallas or anywhere on a weekend people want to record what I’m doing because they think it’s a story.
“Everybody goes out and has fun. I’m not doing anything that’s putting myself in a harmful situation. I’m not doing anything that’s … jeopardizing what I do here throughout the week, or what I’m looking forward to doing this season.”
“I’m not going to change who I am for anybody,” Manziel said.
“I’m here, I’m very committed to football. I’m committed to my job, but on the weekends, I’m going to enjoy my time off. We deserve it. We work hard here. We’ve worked hard since the draft. We worked hard to get drafted and put ourselves in a good position at the Combine, even after that, working to stay in shape. I am going to enjoy my time off. I’m very about football and very about my job, which doesn’t get reported or won’t get reported, but I am going to enjoy my time off. That’s I think what everybody else does and that’s what I should do.”