Manziel’s latest Vegas trip creates an interesting photo

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel returned to Vegas for the Fourth of July weekend.  Naturally, there are photos.

And one of them is leading to plenty of speculation.

Via BustedCoverage.com, one picture shows Manziel in a bathroom tightly rolling money.  Rolled dollar bills are often used for snorting cocaine and cocaine is often snorted in the bathroom of a nightclub.  (At least that’s what they did in the ’80s.  I’ve heard.)

We won’t speculate on what Manziel planned to do with the money, and there’s no evidence in the photo of any cocaine or other banned substances.  And if anyone knows of any reasons why Manziel would be tightly rolling money in a bathroom, feel free to drop them in the comments.

Players are tested for banned recreational drugs only once per year.  If Manziel had his test during offseason workouts, he faces no further testing until April 20, 2015.

Unless, of course, the powers-that-be regard the photo as reasonable cause for asking Manziel to donate a cup of urine for insertion into a machine that will determine whether the urine contains evidence of any banned substances.

Meanwhile, it’s been less than two weeks since the Browns reportedly told Manziel to tone it down.  Whatever Manziel planned to do with that dollar, he isn’t toning it down — especially since other photos posted at BustedCoverage.com show him kissing Playboy Social model Dallas Parks.

[Photo via BustedCoverage.com]

314 responses to “Manziel’s latest Vegas trip creates an interesting photo

  1. Cocaine leaves your system much quicker than other drugs. Looks like he’s walking away from the urinal, rolling it up in clear sight. Would suspect it wasn’t his first line of the evening.

  2. NFL will be calling Johnny Football this morning for his “random” drug test. I find it hard to believe though he would be that stupid to do cocaine in a public bathroom, but who knows.

  3. That is an UGLY photo. Not much good comes from rolling bills like that…

    Here’s a fun game: Just close your eyes and imagine Johnny isn’t from a wealthy oil family in Texas, but a dirt poor family in a ghetto and, is – black.

    Play that game and try and defend him.

    Johnny is showing us how the wealthy and entitled are subject to a different set of rules. And then throw in Caucasian, and he gets even more leeway…

    When was the last time a black player was allowed to go this “outside” the lines?

  4. Yeah there is literally no other reason to roll up a dollar bill. If you’re tipping the bathroom guy, you fold it up maybe. Who goes through that much trouble to tip the bathroom guy? He’s definitely up to something. Gonna be fun watching him crash and burn. Hey maybe he and Gordon can hang out? lol

  5. One picture is worth a thousand words.

    Confucius understood that fact 500 B.C. which is waaaaaaay before the advent of cell phone cameras.

  6. I have heard in strip clubs some the ladies can do some neat tricks with a rolled up bill.

  7. Remember when the Browns commissioned a $100,000 QB study that told them to draft Bridgewater, and they listed to a homeless man and drafted Manziel instead?

  8. My understanding is that the nightclub had run out of straws, and Manziel was creating a makeshift one for his root beer float. Just another innocent night in Vegas for Johnny, who had to get up early for Sunday mass and to visit a children’s hospital.

  9. allmeatnopotatoes says: Jul 7, 2014 9:33 AM

    He obviously is making an antenna for his money phone.

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    You win the internets, my friend. Comment of the Year.

  10. Maybe he is worried about someone robbing him, so he needs to roll the bill up tight so he can put it all in a place that “no one will check”.

  11. With all the eyeballs on him, the kid would have to be really stupid to be doing coke. Not only that, but its obviously terrible for maintaining one’s athleticism. I’m betting he is not that dumb and there is some other explanation. We all might be surprised at the funny way photos might make us appear if we were followed around all day the way this guy is followed around. Let’s hope so — otherwise we are unlikely to enjoy the really exciting brand of football we saw him play in college at the next level.

  12. There is literally no other reason. I am staggered at his lack of awareness. This is a world where everyone you know and many, many more people you don’t have HD cameras or their lower definition equivilent in their jeans pocket, and this is how you choose to carry yourself in public?

  13. He can and will do what he pleases.
    However, what truly baffles me is that he appears to not have a cautionary pause button in that head of his.

  14. Who cares? Still better than beating up a woman, killing dogs, driving drunk, or murdering people like Ray Lewis and Aaron Hernandez did. There are a lot of pro athletes who do drugs…Johnny just has everybody looking at him.

  15. I can’t think of a good or legal reason that Mr. Football would be rolling a dollar bill as he is in that picture, but on the other hand, I imagine this is pretty common in the NFL during the offseason…

    That’s the problem with calling yourself “Johnny Football” you’re practically inviting the paparazzi to stalk you.

  16. Hopefully, he was going to snort the coke off a strippers nether regions. That’d be even better. Gooooooooo Johnnny!

  17. The NFL only tests once a year??? What a crock. Evidentially, they’re not very serious about testing, and the idiots who do get caught are the biggest morons in the world

  18. Maybe Johnny football isnt, um, “packing”? And that is a homemade flesh light?

  19. Here’s a fun game: Just close your eyes and imagine Johnny isn’t from a wealthy oil family in Texas, but a dirt poor family in a ghetto and, is – black.

    Play that game and try and defend him.

    Johnny is showing us how the wealthy and entitled are subject to a different set of rules. And then throw in Caucasian, and he gets even more leeway…
    ——

    Um… Lets play another game. How about you actually read peoples comments on the matter. They are overwhelmingly not “defending” him. Most people think he’s a bum wasting a tremendous opportunity.

    Please dont make playing the race card your default reaction for every issue without even looking at things objectively. It’s not a good look.

  20. It should also be noted that people who photograph others in a bathroom are sick, and it trashy that any news source would actually publish this picture. The attention that this guy gets is disturbing and has reached Hollywood paparazzi levels. If he did snort coke in a bathroom, he would not nearly be the first person of his age and draft status to do the same, but we just don’t know what everybody else does, because they are not followed about by a pack of sickos eagerly awaiting for them to misstep.

  21. Wow, rushing to judgement?
    He is a piece of crap, but hold on. Many of you are rushing to judgement. At least let him get caught first. If he does it might be the only completion he makes this year.
    But please don’t rush to judgement.

  22. I still want to know what Farmer and Haslam did to vet Manziel in the pre-draft process. Did they do any research or ask any questions regarding his background? It would be helpful to see a complete list of every question they asked so that we can have an idea of the list of questions that they should have asked that didn’t occur to them to ask.

    I don’t for a second believe that Cleveland did a thorough job of investigating and examining him. That’s fine if you want to make a pick you really believe passionately in and can luck out and have that pick pan out perfectly. But I’m worried about busts too, and you can avoid busts if you probe in advance. I still don’t feel Cleveland did any real probing here. Show us the footage of your conversations with him? I don’t think the Browns are willing to do that because that would reveal their interview process to be weak and insufficient.

    As for the dollar bill and what’s happening with that, they should ask him and see what he says. Either way, everything that Manziel doing is on the Browns now since they vouched for him and in fact drafted him. So they are cool with this if they didn’t establish being on a different type of page. The next step of the process for dealing with this story is to track down Haslam and pepper him with more questions about exactly what is going on with his franchise QB. And make Farmer answer some questions while we wait to find Jimmy since the triggerman is responsible for this bizarre photo too. And of course Pettine will probably say something concerning, so let’s see what’s on his mind.

    I’m working on a theory as to why Jerry Jones didn’t draft Manziel, my hypothesis so far is that Jerry did his research and didn’t like what he found.

  23. Does anyone think it’s weird that someone is taking pictures of a stranger in the bathroom and the camera angle is at his belt line

  24. That is what all that noise was this past weekend – everyone falling off the JOHNNY FOOTBALL bandwagon!
    Thank you, Jerry Jones for not drafting this kid…..The Boys did not need any of this….

  25. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jul 7, 2014 9:43 AM
    I’d like to see the uncropped version of that photo. You guys just need to leave this kid alone already.
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    At what age can we stop using the term “kid” for a man old enough to vote and fight for his country? “Kid” has become a the go-to excuse for bad judgement.

  26. You guys that say no other reason lack imagination.

    1). Rolled up ones can be used to open beer bottles, and tge bar has no openers.
    2). Stripper things.
    3). Its the last of his roll of cash he went in with.
    4). It got wet in the toilet, and he’s wringing it out
    5). Bar magic tricks
    6). Cocaine

  27. “Nothing to see here. At least he wasn’t driving while intoxicated.”

    — Cleveland management

    Seriously, though, Cleveland brass, get off your duffs and get this guy into an intervention ASAP. No one rolls a bill in a club unless they are using it to snort something. No one!

  28. What has been damaged far more than Manziel’s already tarnished reputation is the catchphrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

  29. First time I’ve ever had to say this, so here goes: please just get back on the inflatable swan.

  30. You start off with “Rolled dollar bills are often used for snorting cocaine and cocaine is often snorted in the bathroom of a nightclub” and proceed to say “We won’t speculate on what Manziel planned to do with the money”. I know you aren’t speculating but you aren’t offering up any other ideas of what you can do with a rolled dollar bill so let me help you out.

    1. His straw got clogged during a spitball fight with Brian Hoyer and he needed to go to his backup.
    2. He was playing pirate and needed to make a spyglass.
    3. He finds it easier to tuck a rolled bill into the strippers crack.
    4. The girls he picked up in the club forgot their purses and needed a rolled bill to do cocaine with.

    I’m guess it is either 1 or 4.

  31. He was rolling his doller bill to straighten it out so he could use it in the condom vending machine. Lots of a@$ out there for a young NFL player and Johnny football was just practicing safe sex.

  32. Dude has acute OCD. This is no laughing matter and I would not be surprised if you hear from Mr. Manziel’s legal representatives.

  33. Johnny just needs to be more discreet. If i was Johnny i’d refrain from partying in the open all the time. I’d buy myself 100 acres of land and build a nice cabin right in the middle of it with a big giant privacy fence around it. He just needs to quit making it so easy for numbskulls to take pictures of him in private situations. Although the picture is NOT a ‘smoking gun’ it does predispose an interpretation of impropriety. Be careful Johnny. Geaux Saints!

  34. “We won’t speculate on what Manziel planned to do with the money, and there’s no evidence in the photo of any cocaine or other banned substances. ”

    If this article isn’t speculation, then can you please explain to me what speculation is? For crying out loud, first you show us the picture of Manziel with rolled money, then you tell us what rolled dollar bills are often used for in nightclubs, but nooooo, you’re not speculating!

    I feel very sorry for the Cleveland Browns today. First, Josh Gordon, already facing a year-long suspension, gets nabbed in a DUI over the weekend. And now, Manziel is back in the news….for all the wrong reasons.

    The Browns may be replacing Rex Ryan’s Jets as the latest three-ring circus posing as an NFL team.

  35. I mean, honestly, what possible reason would anyone roll up a dollar…?

    I bet it wasn’t coke though, I’m sure he was only snorting prescription pills like every teenager in this country already does since prescription pills are the #1 most abused drug in America. But no worries guys, thankfully that’s all legal*

  36. He’s gotta be one of the goofiest looking people I’ve seen. If it wasn’t for football/fame and obviously now his supply of coke, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t of been able to even bang fat chicks.

  37. Can’t wait to see the statement from Johnny/his agent to attempt to explain this. And, the longer that takes to come out, the worse this is for him. At this point, IF he was smart, he would shut everything down until AFTER football season, but I doubt that will happen. He apparently is too young and dumb to make the right decision, notwithstanding what just happened to Gordon.

    As someone said, let’s see what the Browns have to say about this matter.

  38. he’s actually recurling it. Look at the bottom of the dollar bill you can tell it’s already been rolled up and used. He’s on at least his second line

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    Or one of his two friends in the picture had just used it and passed it to him. They probably didn’t have any tape to keep it tight.

  39. These comparisons to Ryan Leaf really need to stop. Leaf was drafted with the second overall pick, the Chargers gave up a boatload of picks to get him, and he was as highly touted as Peyton Manning. He was seen by many analysts as 1B with Manning as 1A, meaning many teams thought they couldn’t go wrong with either one.

    Manziel while a first round selection, was drafted 22nd by a team that had already skipped over him once. He had a ton of negative baggage through his college career, red flags everywhere. There are analysts who think he can be very good, but no one is praising him to the degree Leaf was.

    If Manziel is a bust, then he’s a bust but he’s not even in the same ballpark as Ryan Leaf. The only thing they really share in common is arrogance, but I’ve yet to see Manziel trying to fight people due to the media, something Leaf was quite familiar with.

    Oh and I’m a Steelers fan, so naturally I’m not exactly rooting for the Browns but the need to pile on some young kid with a ton of money is ridiculous already.

    Please tell me honestly how many of you if you were anywhere from early twenties to mid thirties wouldn’t be having fun with a fortune. It’s his money, if he wants to waste it then that will be on him. Until he actually does something illegal, enough is enough.

    One last thing, don’t get me started with the Browns ownership or front office. They knew exactly what they were getting in Manziel and they wanted it. A distraction to all the bad seasons the Browns have had. So after having done their homework on Manziel, knowing exactly what his character is, trying to spin that into positive publicity for the team, now they want him to tone it back? Give me a break.

  40. I don’t believe he is snorting cocaine and your report is just to make him look bad. Yes there are plenty of other things he can do with a rolled dollar bill other than snort coke. He can snort pain killers, or crystal meth or any other drug you can get in pill form. Oh, what, they are banned too?

  41. harveyredman,

    Manziel hasn’t broken a law. It’s like when Vince Young was making it rain in a club. He didn’t get punished for that. Usually black players are smarter about parties and don’t do them in public. The one time I can think of something similar was Vince Young because he did it in public and people saw him. Manziel isn’t getting away free because he is under the limelight constantly. Nobody defends him or thinks well of him. Everyone is already calling him a bust. Young wasn’t being called a bust his first year like Manziel already is.

    I know some black players in the NFL who have had worse parties and nobody even knows it because they don’t go to public places. In fact, a friend of mine on a team told me about a house party not long ago and I heard about 10 players were there but the media has no clue because they were smart about it.

  42. There is one things and one thing only that matters right now, his performance in training camp, preseason, and regular season. People can scream all they want about this photo but we only know one thing it’s a guy rolling a bill. You can jump to what conclusion you want to. But I bet a lot of players you like, or is key to your team does or did some type of drug. Hell, I bet Manning took steroids so he could play in the broncos uniform. So until he fails on the field who cares. If he fails those that are blasting him can say I told you so. If he succeeds and turns out to be a great QB browns’ fans can state I told you so.

    But let’s not all kid our selves just because we are online posting anonymously on a message board doesn’t mean we are all ethical or the players or teams we like have no shade aspect to them. They all do. It’s a game which you need to play at 100% all the time and you get serious injuries. Drugs are common place here.

  43. As a former “rockstar” (in my own mind @ least), I used to spend 1/2 my night in a crowded bathroom! While there is a lack of a body found at the crime scene here with Johnny, he is No Doubt holding a smoking gun!!!
    This evidence is heartbreaking! I am a Vikings Fan to the core, so I was ecstatic when they elected to draft BridgeH2O! I feel he is a future star & Johnny will just not be successful…. I hope I am proven wrong…he was exciting to watch @ A&M. If there is(1) drug that can completely destroy him rapidly, it would be cocaine! It just cannot be sustained! My prayers are with this kid! It just got A lot more real!

  44. I hope the pageviews you get for speculative gutter journalism are worth whatever integrity you have. This is putrid, bottom feeding news reporting.

  45. It’s funny in here. Donald sterling says something off the cuff in his house, and he’s plastered. Yet the same people are saying what scumbags people are for videotaping Johnny blow in the bathroom. Can’t have it both ways.

  46. Wow Florio, is this really what you’ve been reduced to — Speculating on JF bathroom pics?

    I’m not really a JF fan, but I have been a Florio fan with your consistently good insights into the game-behind-the-game in the NFL. However, this is not journalism. It’s simply mindless, Wreckless, sensationalist, drivel.

    You sir, are better than this. Or should be…

  47. Cocaine is out of your system in a day so there will be no evidence of it but it’s pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain that he’s railing a few lines at the club. This kid is his own worst enemy and it will only be a matter of time before his off the field antics catch up too him. BUST!

  48. Can you blame him? After Columbia’s loss in the world cup Saturday, there was a clearance sale on cocaine!!

  49. Further proof that we should have taken Teddy Bridgewater instead. Nobody ever mentions Manziel getting “dismissed” from the Manning Passing Academy, and now there is this picture…

    Urgh!

    The Football Gods are Lucy and the kicker is Charlie “Cleveland” Brown

  50. I suspect ‘The House That Johnny Built’ (TM Pending) will eventually be a cardboard box located under the inner-belt bridge alongside the homeless man who convinced Haslam to draft Manziel in the first round. The grins in Brian Hoyer’s camp keep getting wider.

  51. So tired of idiots who have the world before them, only to throw it all away. Out there is a kid who did not get selected because this guy is taking up a roster spot.

  52. anyone else think that really doesn’t look like Manziel?? this blog loves speculating and trying to ruin this guys image. irresponsible.

  53. He’s not the brightest guy to keep doing it and getting caught and photographed and appearing to not care about his career, but lets also not pretend hes the 1st player to party super hard. If there had been Twitter or cell phone cameras in the 80s or early 90s, can you imagine what we would have seen? I remember the documentary Cocaine Cowboys and they said almost the entire Steelers offensive line was doing lines well into the night right before the Super Bowl.

    Manziel needs to chill out and his talent right now is obviously writing him a free pass……..but just like all the other guys, once the talent disappears and the wins don’t come, he will be out of the league really fast.

  54. Manziel being a self destructive future bust doesn’t make Teddy Ruxpinwater any less of a future bust. This was a very weak draft class for QB’s, so it’s likely that most of the QB’s drafted in the 1st round will be collossal busts.

  55. Not a big fan of this guy, but man, Florio really loves to pile on this one…Johnny Football is the new Mike Vick!

    Anyways, as to the picture, not a good look for him. My only thought, in his favor, is that if he did snort coke, why didn’t the creeper with the camera release a picture of that? Quite possible Johnny Football rolled it and passed it to a friend, which is still dumb on his part, but much much less exciting for paparazzi and PFT, and not picture worthy!

  56. @harveyredman. No, Caucasians are just more cautious. There’s a lot of idiots of all colors that do dumb crap. Take a young black or white man out of poverty and give him a ton of money…what do you expect? Johnny gets scrutinized constantly. Heck, people are still bringing up Ryan Leaf and he hasn’t been relative since….we’ll never.

  57. He’s alienating himself and will get to respect in the locker room. Released after a year, never to sign another NFL contract.

  58. Is it too late for the Browns to give Manziel his outright release because this is not going to end well. It shows such blatant disregard and disrespect to the Browns to continue partying like this even after the Browns told him to tone it down. Is this the image Manziel really wants to present of someone fighting to win a starting QB job and will probably whine and pout in the media if he doesn’t get his way? What an absolute train wreck. The Dog Pound will not be kind.

  59. truthfactory says: Jul 7, 2014 9:49 AM

    Here’s a fun game: Just close your eyes and imagine Johnny isn’t from a wealthy oil family in Texas, but a dirt poor family in a ghetto and, is – black.

    Play that game and try and defend him.

    Johnny is showing us how the wealthy and entitled are subject to a different set of rules. And then throw in Caucasian, and he gets even more leeway…
    ——

    Um… Lets play another game. How about you actually read peoples comments on the matter. They are overwhelmingly not “defending” him. Most people think he’s a bum wasting a tremendous opportunity.

    Please dont make playing the race card your default reaction for every issue without even looking at things objectively. It’s not a good look.
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    Point taken. My comment was made when “0” comments were on the board and apparently this last photo is the proverbial “straw that broke the camels’ back”.
    But to this point, the support for Manziel’s brand of BS has been overwhelming. Hopefully, this guy digs his head out of his arse and appreciates the opportunity he has been given.

  60. entitled rich kid. when he fails he will just go home and live in the mansion his parents buy for him. So sorry Browns fans, you do not deserve this. The mistake by the lake that just keeps giving.

  61. So… the new thing is to snort with two bills at a time?!?

    Gimme a break!!!

    Manziel was probably tipping the bathroom attendant.

  62. So as a former partaker myself, I would bet everything I own that this is for Puruvian marching powder. There is no other reason for rolling bills in a nightclub, PERIOD.

    That being said. BFD. It is HIS career to ruin, and an intervention will not stop him. He will not quit his reign of partying until he has had enough. The Browns will still be the Brown, with or without Manziel.

  63. In one paragraph you clearly speculate that he is getting ready to blow a line of coke. Next paragraph you state that you won’t speculate. Pretty weak, have the balls to chose a side or don’t bother.

  64. Very carefully written article. That lawyers would give it a thumbs up. I don’t think Johnny is presenting the right image of #1 draft pick and face of the Browns (from what the media shows us). But I’m not about to take a snapshot and write things that leave it open to wild speculation. That’s just wrong. Johnny needs to get to work on football, true. The media needs to give all this hype a rest–very very true.

  65. Hot ladies in the club. Maybe is feeling shy. Hung like a thimble? Heads to the bathroom, rolls it up to his desired size and goes into the stall. No need for a sock.

  66. I love all of you ding-dongs with the “He’d have to be really stupid to do XYZ with all the eyes on him.”

    News flash… he IS really stupid. As are about 75% of the other players in the NFL. Look at the PEDs, DUIs, drug related charges, accidently bringing a gun to the airport kind of stuff…

    These guys are REALLY dumb. They just happen to be physically talented.

  67. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: By the end of the 2015 season, Connor Shaw will be the Browns starting QB, and Johnny Football will be riding the bench.

  68. Goodell, the owners, and the NFLPA need to get serious about drug use in the NFL. Nothing to do with this picture, but with what Florio wrote. That is, if they are only tested once a year, yet we still see players getting arrested for weed and other drugs quite frequently, it’s pretty clear the testing policy is a joke. If Goodell and the owners care as much about NFL as they say…and the NFLPA claims to have players welfare at heart, then fix the drug testing policy. Only morons wouldn’t see this.

  69. I’d like to see the uncropped version of that photo. You guys just need to leave this kid alone already.
    ________________________
    Yeah, whatever. When the rest of us are on a level playing field maybe, just maybe, we’ll leave rich idiot kids alone.

  70. Two questions. First, are we sure this is Johnny in the picture. Second, what bathroom is it? For example, if it’s in a gentlemens’ club, dollar bills are rolled to enable tipping dancers inside their garter band, etc. At least that’s how it was way back when. Maybe they use credit cards now…who knows?

  71. On draft day, when all the Cleveland fans went nuts over the Manziel pick I thought, good luck with that. This kid has implode written all over him. So young, so stupid and so rich. Not a good combination.

  72. He looks sweaty and that is clearly a straw dollar. Luckily cocaine leaves the system in 3 days so unless he’s on a bender, he will pass any test. That said, what a moron.

  73. See, THIS is why he shouldn’t be going to Vegas. Whether or not this is totally innocent (doubtful) the speculation is already running wild. Why set yourself up for this? Fine and good to say “I’m not going to change!” until you actually get caught doing something bad and it ends your career.

  74. BTW, it is impossible for the 22nd pick in the draft to be a bigger bust than a #2 pick whose rookie deal was worth 10’s of millions of dollars more.

    So let’s pump the brakes on that a little.

  75. I have to laugh at you guys who defend this guy. He clearly loves the attention and sees this as a good time and that he can do whatever he wants to do with zero consequence to himself.

    I actually feel sorry for him as I think he’ll end up hurting himself eventually if he thinks he can just live like this. It’s a shame someone can’t get through to him and get him to see how lucky he is to be where he is and that he doesn’t need to party like this. I just see this as being a sad story for a kid who has been handed everything in life.

  76. I don’t think you can legally have a surveillance camera in a bathroom.
    Someone took it and he deserves whatever he gets.
    If by now he hasn’t realized that people will recognize him and take pics of him constantly, then he’s a moron.
    He’s already proven he’s a moron. That’s a good trait to have as a QB SMH

  77. Once these kids get drafted they think they can do whatever they want to do. They think they rule the world.

  78. Johnny is a fiendish jokester and it is well known that he enjoys a good prank and has a wicked sense of humor. He probably knew that he would get photographed in the toilet. My hunch is that he is laughing at the media for taking the bait.

  79. Teddy Bridgewater just finished mastering the playbook and has moved onto to bigger things, world peace, ending poverty, global warming, have fun Cleveland, Johnny Bust is just getting started!

  80. Maybe he’s into origami.

    “If it looks like a duck…”

    BTW. How in the world does Cleveland help Josh Gordon when they have this other wild thing burning the candle at both ends?

  81. I think he’s Un rolling it.. saying to his freind no I don’t want any and give me my c note back..

  82. The family history, though he isn’t accountable for it, in combination with some of these recent situations raises some ligitimate concerns.

    Revisit that leaked scouting report and the Peyton Family Football Camp thing.

    Even his dad said “Yeah, it all could come unraveled. And when it does, it’s gonna be bad. Real bad.”

  83. SOLUTION: Why not give him a drug test??

    Not a good look for the NFL! This kid already needs rehab…

  84. There’s only one reason someone would be rolling up money like that, and that’s to do a line. Throw in the fact that it’s in Vegas, and yeah, someone’s doing lines lol. He could have been a lot more discreet if he would just do some bumps off the end of a key. LOL rookie.

  85. Everyone needs to calm down, what you cant see in the photo is he’s going to snort the lines off of an ipad w/playbook on.

  86. Wow. Not the type of photo Johnny Boyziel wants out there.

    But to be fair, we don’t know if he was trying to snort anything, but odds are it was something. Cocaine? Zoloft? Xanax? Something else?

    He was almost assuredly snorting something, and these days that means it’s some sort of illegal or recreational use of an OTC/prescription drug.

    But hey, if he has a legitimate reason, he can let us know. My guess is he won’t because he can’t.

  87. I really don’t think he’s that dumb. Everyone knows what a rolled up bill is for. My guess is its for more attention, intentionally rolling it in public.
    If he really is that dumb, sorry Cleveland and if it is for attention, again sorry Cleveland.
    Other thoughts, he may have written his room number down on it to give to a girl, or a guy. What more incentive than a crisp hundy and the thought that there may be more where that came from.

  88. Apparently I’m the only one here that has ever rolled a stack of cash into a knot to impress the ladies. The roll has to start somewhere and it is generally with a single bill.

  89. javierjiminy says: Jul 7, 2014 9:32 AM

    Johnny Bust is making Ryan Leaf look like a HOFer just about now.
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    Just lame dude. Guy hasn’t even played in a live game yet and already you’ve got it all figured out.

  90. If you look at the other pics, his watch is on his left hand. This guys watch is on his right…not sayin it’s not him, just pointing that out, I know I don’t switch my watch side ever

  91. The next thing Johnny will learn is that such “recreational fun” like this is best done in the privacy of one’s vehicle. Then, the next thing he will learn is “hire a driver” (huh, Josh?),…and finally, both he & Gordon will have washed up on shores of Lake I-Blew-My-Talents-to-Hell and find themselves outta the League for life (see: Todd Maranovich, Rae Carruth, et al.)

    Said it before, I will say it again, as a Browns fan: I AM ROOTING REAL HARD FOR BRIAN HOYER RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

  92. He’s just rolling up a $20 bill to stick it in a strippers’ g-string!

    the REAL question should be: WTF kind of person takes their drinks into the restroom with them?! Good grief, that’s frickin’ gross.

  93. First thing– that photo wasn’t taken in Vegas. What self respecting night club in Vegas serves drinks in plastic cups. Especially one that a self glossed “baller” like Johnny would hang out at. 2nd– look how shabby the bathroom looks– not sure what Vegas clubs you guys have hung out in while you were there– but that bathroom is crap. The photo was taken in Austin on thursday night. How do I know that?? We saw dumb dumb out on 5th street in Austin that night. Not 6th— 5th. He left for Vegas the next day. But yes, he is clearly rolling a 20 dollar bill. The guy to his right is a student at Texas state. The crazy thing is— he has never been punished for his antics. EVER. He runs with a couple of goons that keep people at a distance from him– so walking up to him and knocking his lights out– which is what he would need to humble him– won’t happen. So we’ll leave it to the NFL linebackers to take him down a peg or two.

  94. TOOOT TOOOT,,,,the train wreck that is the Cleveland browns,,,you are second only to the clown show called the J-E-T-S….


  95. munchbox36 says: Jul 7, 2014 12:11 PM

    If you look at the other pics, his watch is on his left hand. This guys watch is on his right…not sayin it’s not him, just pointing that out, I know I don’t switch my watch side ever”

    Unless the picture is of a reflection in a mirror, which it happens to be.

  96. footballfan14 says:
    Jul 7, 2014 10:17 AM
    harveyredman,

    Manziel hasn’t broken a law. It’s like when Vince Young was making it rain in a club. He didn’t get punished for that. Usually black players are smarter about parties and don’t do them in public. The one time I can think of something similar was Vince Young because he did it in public and people saw him. Manziel isn’t getting away free because he is under the limelight constantly. Nobody defends him or thinks well of him. Everyone is already calling him a bust. Young wasn’t being called a bust his first year like Manziel already is.

    I know some black players in the NFL who have had worse parties and nobody even knows it because they don’t go to public places. In fact, a friend of mine on a team told me about a house party not long ago and I heard about 10 players were there but the media has no clue because they were smart about it.
    ****************
    Now here you come playing the race card. That’s pretty shameful. Trust me neither you nor Manziel wanna trade places with any “black player”.

  97. C’mon the kid is just having some fun. When camp starts you’ll see the serious, focused Johnny Football(until he finds time to get back to vegas)

  98. Johnny moron. He doesn’t care and getting away with making coin on the side at A&M, has only made his head bigger. He will either not make it to the field before he gets busted or get his shot and bomb. What a waste!

  99. Assume it was taken in Vegas — highly questionable. I could think a lot of reasons other than his actually using drugs for that photo. One, it could be his friend uses drugs and asked him to roll a bill. Not a wise move, but not illegal. Two, and this is a more likely scenario, he did that to just get a lot of people talking about him. There is no doubt Manziel is a big time troll. He could do that, have it planted in the media, and getting a big kick out of everyone talking about him. And guess what — a ton of people, myself as well, fell for it. That is exactly the sort of thing that Manziel would do in light of front office’s request that he “tone it down”. One thing for sure about Manziel — he loves to put sticks in his critics’ eyes.

  100. If you wanna get down
    And you’re a Cleveland Brown
    Cocaine

    If you’re playing a sport
    Head to the bathroom to snort
    Cocaine

    PFT
    Gallery
    We don’t like
    Cocaine

  101. Absolute train wreck…too bad they couldn’t have forced the brownies to be on hard knocks.

  102. I heard that Namath and that Marino guy did their share of partying in their day. They turned out alright.

  103. Oops, time to pee in a cup. Party on Johnny, it’s your life. If he don’t care about his career why should anyone. Unless of course your team drafted him 1st round. The Biebs 2.0

  104. anybody who THINKS for ONE second that the Browns didn’t know what they were getting – lives more in twilight land than the browns Mgmt… 3 days later – they had already SOLD 3000 NEW SEASON Tickets… THATS it – PERIOD… the Minute you think it is NOT about Money… is the minute you better check your empty pocket… becuase you just had your pocket picked… one of richest nfl guys around… Jerry Jones… and can’t win a game of Tidliewinks…. but can SELL YOU a TWink Teeshirt for $50bux… who’s the dummy? IT IS ALWAYS about the Money… Thats why people flock into the Tent where the weirdos are at the circus… we ‘Love’ to see a mess…and a crash..and will PAY to do it… THUS – Johnny Manziel…. he will NEVER be anything but a ticket and TMZ draw…. at this level…

  105. munchbox36 says: Jul 7, 2014 12:11 PM

    If you look at the other pics, his watch is on his left hand. This guys watch is on his right…not sayin it’s not him, just pointing that out, I know I don’t switch my watch side ever

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    The picture was taken of his reflection in a mirror.

  106. as a browns fan im’a say this
    we can officially write off 2014 season as a lost season now
    johnny manziel was a bad pick i was at the draft live and didnt want him as our qb i wanted blake bortles and sammy watkins
    i guess this offseason drugs,controversy and drama have been our worst enemy

  107. Hasn’t even played one game and already tired of the guy. I know I clicked on the story.

  108. ‘Johnny Football’ should be changed to ‘Johnny YOLO.’ This guy just doesnt care, he is going to do things his way even if he ends up crashing and burning.

  109. ‘Via BustedCoverage.com, one picture shows Manziel in a bathroom tightly rolling money. Rolled dollar bills are often used for snorting cocaine and cocaine is often snorted in the bathroom of a nightclub. (At least that’s what they did in the ’80s. I’ve heard.)’

    Mike,

    Seriously??? Have you been living in a bubble for the last 30 years? Although cocaine may have started to gain popularity in the early 8o’s in Miami, snorting cocaine is still VERY prevalent today in the U.S. And it’s not just done in nightclubs either. Try bars, concert venues, or people’s living rooms.

  110. jagsfan2012 says: Jul 7, 2014 1:20 PM

    I am so glad my Jaguars didn’t draft him.

    Jagsfan,

    So they didn’t pair him with Justin Blackmon? I’d say your team has enough problems w/o him. I actually really like your HC but he’s got one heck of an uphill climb.

  111. Heck, do 2 lines if you need, just win us some frickin games.

    – Browns fans everywhere

  112. If nothing else…..Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer have shown that the Minnesota Vikings are in good hands. Sure Spielman whiffed on Ponder, but this decision alone makes him EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR!!!

  113. How’s that Trent Richardson trade looking now?? That’s who you got for Trent, Cleveland. Have fun…

  114. I cant believe some of the posts on here Johnny in this pic has been challenged by some of his friends to do a magic trick. I am sure someone had some magic white powder and challenged Johnny to make it disappear. Mr. football being the good sport that he is and not being fully trained got rid of it the only way he knew how up his nose.

    #happytheraiderstookKMACK

  115. I wouldn’t be so sure that it’s Manziel in the picture. I don’t know any right handed person who wears a wrist watch on their right wrist. Maybe he does. I don’t know. With that being said are there previous photos of him wearing a wrist watch? If so I’d like to see to which wrist he’s wearing the watch on.

  116. For whatever reason (I’ll reserve judgement for now) he probably thought the one safe place to handle such a task would be the bathroom. Generally there are no cameras and he I’m sure he thought no male would want to be known as one who would video another male in any activity normally reserved for the restroom.

    Regardless, he is at the very least arrogant as one of the Kardashians if he thought no one would think a thing of him rolling up a dollar bill….

  117. Wow another clown doing drugs. This league with its felons and other dregs of society is turning off a lot of fans..unless you are into this type of stuff..

  118. “ghost26 says:

    So they didn’t pair him with Justin Blackmon? I’d say your team has enough problems w/o him. I actually really like your HC but he’s got one heck of an uphill climb.”

    The GM that drafted Blackmon was fired. His replacement drafted two receivers in the second round this year. Blackmon is done.

  119. For all we know, he’s a wealthy man…..maybe he’s just rolling it up to use as a toothpick.

  120. The problem with this story is Johnny Manziel was in Austin, Texas this week end…. I actually saw him there..

  121. This doesn’t prove anything! Just a bunch of loser haters on here, waiting to jump on the good ole hate wagon! Proved guilty by a bunch of pathetic losers!

  122. Good luck getting busted for coke. It metabolizes so fast you would have to be drug tested in about 24 hours of injesting it.

    reality is, cocaine in is the drug of choice for a lot of pro players. I know a kicker who was a rookie a few years prior who said cocaine is (his words) awesome and everybody does it. A player at the bottom of the roster going to Vegas night clubs doing cocaine and partying. It’s not just a Johnny football problem. It’s a pro sport problem.

    next time you see a premature death of an ex player in his 30’s 40’s or 50’s, especially from heart failure or a heart attack, realize that cocaine use usually has very minor signs in early adulthood, but even if the use stops decades prior, it often times shows up in the heart as they age causing these deaths and health problems.

  123. If this is in fact a picture of Manziel then why is he wearing his watch on his right wrist. All pictures I could find of him show his watch on his left wrist. Who’s trying to ruin him?

  124. Browns fans be glad you have Hoyer…he’s the better quarterback anyway. If this is really true it’s very sad, I was hoping this kid was going to add some excitement to the Browns on the field not off the field. It seems Bieber has taught him some new skills.

  125. They all do it. It’s really no surprise. I think the private message from his teammates and management alike will be something along the lines of : you have to keep your business private. I understand the outrage but I say again it’s really not a surprise and NFL player is using. It comes with the territory. If he stays out of the public eye and does his job responsibly. No one will care.

  126. people saying this is sad?! hahah sad is what your opinions are. You give your kids regulated blow when you fill their perscriptions for aderal. Mind your own gardens.

  127. All the Steeler fans commenting on this should watch “Cocaine Cowboys”. Half of the team was snorting before their Super Bowl game in the 1970’s. Atleast Johnny will be pumped up.

  128. Seriously, what has this guy done to make anyone think he can be a steady, consistent decision-maker in the NFL? Sure he can run around, sure he’s got a pretty good arm. But he ain’t seen 250-300 lb men coming at him at a 4.5 clip and he’ll be in IR by Week 3.

  129. If you got to this point in the comments you really have nothing to do. The reality is he wrote a note to Aron Hernadez and was trying to hide it to get past the guards

  130. Disclaimer: I find the Browns nickname offensive because I have Brown skin. I’m a person, not a mascot. So from now on they’ll be known as the Cleveland Football Team.

    That certainly looks like Manziel…rolling money in the bathroom is a huge red flag.

    Perhaps Manziel can share a jail cell with Jimmy Haslam?

    I feel sorry for the Cleveland Football Team Fans.

  131. When giving a $10 bill with your cell phone number on it to a stripper you want her to know which Bill is your special note!

    Me and Johnny use ORIGAMI to make our bills unique.

  132. Innocent until proven guilty, but this guy is already playing things pretty fast and loose on the weekends. Will have to see if Manziel turns into Todd Marinovich or Kenny Stabler when he gets a chance to play.

  133. This is all getting so ridiculous…

    He was clearly rolling up the bill to attach it to his carrier pigeon’s foot. Anyone who knows Johnny Manziel knows he pays rent by carrier pigeon, and he happens to have a new bachelor pad in Cleveland to pay for.

  134. My perspective is that Johnny is simply unrolling the bill that was given to him as payment for his autograph by the stripper in the club. Question is whether it was a $1 bill or a $20 bill.

  135. First Josh Gordon, now apparently this. I’ll wait for the Browns to make a statement about this before jumping to any conclusions, but if it’s true, I hope the FBI completes the trifecta by indicting Haslam.

  136. People in here hope RG3 shreds his knee…..gets paralyzed…..etc when all he does is positive actions in the community, respects marriage/god, practices hard, and echos the discipline of his SNCO Army retired parents.

    Yet people will defend Johnny Football’s actions.

    Man do I miss the pre-internet days.

  137. Browns would be very smart to start Hoyer this fall. Johnny Boy has proven he isn’t ready for the NFL yet. When he starts displaying maturity and starting QB signs, then he gets the job, but in two years minimum.

  138. Ok..JF is not my dad’s quarterback for sure….but I will reserve judgement till I see what he does on the gridiron in the NFL.

  139. Brian Hoyer will win the starting job for the Browns. So don’t get too excited over Johnny Football. He’ll be on the bench.

  140. i havent wished for failure for a qb this much since the 2005 wild card game when i wished a blown knee on carson palmer and got it on play one,but im enjoying it just as much 🙂 and i just saw micheal irvin and even he said damn this white boy be stupid lol and thats from a guy jerry jones did draft and who was a coke head . so this boy gotta be even worse for dallas to blow him off.his home state even.

  141. Manziel and Gordon. No wonder they are perennially 4 and 12 or 5 and 11. The ownership sucks, the management sucks, and they won’t have three of their best players from last year.

  142. stunzeed5 says:
    Jul 7, 2014 7:17 PM
    People in here hope RG3 shreds his knee…..gets paralyzed…..etc when all he does is positive actions in the community, respects marriage/god, practices hard, and echos the discipline of his SNCO Army retired parents.

    Yet people will defend Johnny Football’s actions.
    =================================
    It’s a very small sample of simple minded fans that are defending him. It’s the same simple minded few that wish bodily harm on people like RGIII & the Mannings.

  143. stunzeed5-i get your point,and yeah i only wished harm on rg3 once and that was 2012 vs my steelers,i said i hope if he runs around like randall cunningham that game that someone blows him up ,and ryan clark did on that silly throwback pass play,and it was over and done.otherwise i like the guy .more than johnny doucheball or even tebow lol .

  144. Honestly wouldn’t have picked him unless he was available in the 6th round and i had two sixth round picks. He would be a 6th round bust, the first ever. I mean, how can the Browns be this terrible at drafting? I would do better.

  145. Ugh… Sick of people being clueless. Even if they were to test him, cocaine and almost every drug besides for marijuana leaves your system within 24-48 hours, it can then only be found in your hair

  146. “We won’t speculate on what Manziel planned to do with the money”

    That is exactly what you are doing, you clown.

    Did you give yourself a full release when you saw this picture?

  147. 1. Coke may clear out of urine pretty quickly, but hair follicle tests show what you’ve been up to for at least the last 30 days.

    2. Some people use innocuous “codes” when out in public to let their buddies know what’s going on at any given time and without having to text or leave another trail that can be followed (ie: watch on left wrist: paparazzi and/or cops around…play it cool; watch on right wrist: all’s clear…let’s party!)

    3. If he’s at a strip club supposedly “preparing his tips”, why would he roll ’em up in a bathroom? Most guys who love to show off their money are more likely to pull out the fat stacks and shower the strippers with them, not politely prepare their individual tips in advance…in the bathroom…with a few other dudes standing around watching him…with a drink…in a plastic cup…

    I really look forward to hearing his publicist’s creative response to this, because Johnny has already made it clear that he prefers not to discuss things that have “happened in the past”.

  148. Well, maybe he’s trying to get a condom out of the vending machine in the bathroom and it won’t take his old, wrinkled up $5 dollar bill. On the other hand, he should be so lucky as to NEED a condom.

  149. It was just a sleight of hand to take your eyes off of his receding hairline, DUH!!!

  150. He was just holding that for a friend.

    Hey Cleveland, we’ll trade you Christian Ponder for your 2015 1st round pick, since you’re so into throwing pics away.

  151. Again And I state this!! I want someone to give me 1 good reason why this guy gets drafted and picked on a maybe and Tim Tebow can’t find a job!!! I want answers anyone tell me why. I don’t care what happened to Tebow are he didn’t do good are not. But You draft this guy on a maybe??? And this what you get??? And you don’t even give Tebow a Call?? come on someone give me an answer that is worth while don’t give me that tebow is garbage junk it’s a lie I guarantee he is better than johnny football. Johnny has not proven anything except he is a failure already!!! Your actions speak on what you do. It’s not looking good in Cleveland. And they didn’t give Tebow are Vince Young a Call LOL!!! Both of these guys run circles around Johnny they know the game they played it. Johnny well let the pictures show you who johnny is. Come on Give me one Reason??? It’s pathetic!!

  152. if i threw a photo album in the trash right now full of family photos,id still be throwing away less pics than the browns have in the past 15 years lol

  153. People in here hope RG3 shreds his knee…..gets paralyzed…..etc when all he does is positive actions in the community, respects marriage/god, practices hard, and echos the discipline of his SNCO Army retired parents.

    Yet people will defend Johnny Football’s actions.

    Man do I miss the pre-internet days.
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    You do know that you don’t have to use the internet…….. don’t you?

  154. As a Dallas fan this means Jerry actually made a good decision……. everyone get your parka, hell is about to freeze over. On a serious note this is sad……

  155. What tells me he is getting ready to do a line is his chain is tucked in his shirt in that photo only. It gets in the way if its hanging when you bend over to snort. Been there before, trust me, he’s getting ready to blast one.

  156. And Jerry Jones will still get ZERO credit for passing on this train wreck.

    Apparently rolling dollar bills part of “I am going to live my life” for Manziel. I would love to be a fly on the wall when the Cleveland brass asks him to explain this photo.

    Good luck with this one, Cleveland. At least the return of LeBron will give the Cleveland fans some joy. The soon-to-be bust known as Johhny Football is quickly throwing away his NFL opportunity, and he is only proving that those teams who passed on him were very astute in doing so.

  157. @ rodvmunchiii says: Jul 9, 2014 12:48 AM

    “No one has a problem with people taking pictures of people in the bathroom?”

    Are you living in the same year as the rest of us, Einstein? Don’t you realize that virtually all of Vegas has cameras, both indoor and outdoors? ALL major cities have cameras in operation after 9/11, mostly outdoors of course, but Vegas is under constant surveillance both inside and out, especially in the casinos.

    Who should be under constant surveillance is Manziel, as he is proving that his party boy reputation is alive and well. What a waste.

  158. I’ve seen some gamblers roll their money up like this so may not be drugs. May be his bankroll. Not all people fold money. Some roll and rubberband it.

  159. Rolls of cash are supposed to be huge wads, not a single bill. This is only for snorting. People who snort things may roll bills up out of habit even when they aren’t doing it.

  160. First of all who would b so stupid to let anyone take their picture in the bathroom if u were about to snort some coke especially if your Johnny Manz .An are we so very sure that it is Johnny in the first place .People shop pics of celebs All the time .Seems most of u just like to talk smack before u know for sure .

  161. truthfactory says:
    Jul 7, 2014 9:49 AM

    Um… Lets play another game. How about you actually read peoples comments on the matter. They are overwhelmingly not “defending” him. Most people think he’s a bum wasting a tremendous opportunity.

    Please dont make playing the race card your default reaction for every issue without even looking at things objectively. It’s not a good look.
    —————————————————

    He’s absolutely correct. If Manzeil were a black WR or RB, people wouldn’t be so light-hearted about the whole thing.
    YOu point out that most of the posts are “not “defending” him”, and that’s true. But they are also not really attacking. It’s more like light-hearted fun
    If it were someone like Lynch, or Gore doing that, people would be calling them lowlifes and demanding that they get major suspension.

    In Manzeil’s case, people are mainly making fun about him doing cocaine.

  162. “zinger92 says: Jul 7, 2014 10:46 AM

    He’s alienating himself and will get to respect in the locker room. Released after a year, never to sign another NFL contract.”

    What does Micheal Sam have to do with this article.

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