The curious photo of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel rolling a dollar bill in a Vegas bathroom prompted PFT to reach out to the Browns and to Manziel’s camp for something/anything explaining/disputing/debunking/whatever the image.
The Browns have no comment. Manziel’s agent has not yet responded to a request for a response.
There’s a chance, we suppose, that the guy in the photo isn’t Manziel. However, other photos posted at BustedCoverage.com that clearly include Manziel show him wearing the same shirt and looking a lot like if not completely identical to the guy rolling the dollar bill.
Making the photo extremely relevant (apart from the fact that it arises during the NFL’s dead period) is the possible connection of a tightly rolled dollar bill in a bathroom to the use of banned substances — and the clear disconnect between Manziel’s ongoing work hard/play harder lifestyle and the team’s desire that he tone it down.
Regardless of what he planned to do with a rolled-up dollar bill, Manziel definitely wasn’t and isn’t toning it down. While the Browns surely wouldn’t cut him in response to his defiance, they could decide to put him on the bench until he does what owner Jimmy Haslam wants him to do.