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Mike Pettine has talked to Johnny Manziel about photos

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Perhaps more than any team in the NFL, the Browns have to be ready for training camp to start.

Because then they can talk about pictures of Johnny Manziel on the field instead of off.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns coach Mike Pettine said he talked to Manziel about the already infamous photo of him rolling a $20 bill at a bathroom sink.

I don’t want to get into a [public] discussion of every picture that comes out, but I talked to him about it,” Pettine said. “We anticipate this will quiet down once the season starts. As committed as Johnny is to football, this stuff should not be an issue once camp gets underway.”

Pettine also suggested that the “money phone” video that surfaced this offseason might not have been recent. (Then again, that raises a question as to how an NCAA student-athlete would obtain a stack of money. Hmmm. That can’t be.)

Manziel is only the most extreme example of the fear every coach faces. They want their players in controlled, structured environments as often as possible, minimizing the chances that any photos (including mugshots) will surface.

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27 Responses to “Mike Pettine has talked to Johnny Manziel about photos”
  1. rovadawg says: Jul 22, 2014 8:07 AM

    Manziel would have no trouble getting a stack of singles like that as his family is ultra-rich oil types.

    The rolled bill in the bathroom is another story…

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 22, 2014 8:07 AM

    Well this off the field photo looks like a pleasant change. Maybe they should embrace talking about his off the field activities if he can be a part of some positive and empowering stories.

  3. 2bemoore43 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:09 AM

    JFB is a trust fund baby… born w/ a silver spoon. Not having money has never been an issue with this kid.

  4. bbb82 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:10 AM

    I really dislike Manziel. But to be fair, his money phone was a stack of 1’s. It really wasn’t all that much money.

  5. bucrightoff says: Jul 22, 2014 8:16 AM

    Not a bad idea to talk to him about his future in the CFL.

  6. iman62 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:22 AM

    “Pettine also suggested that the “money phone” video that surfaced this offseason might not have been recent. (Then again, that raises a question as to how an NCAA student-athlete would obtain a stack of money. Hmmm. That can’t be.)”

    Doesn’t Manziel’s family have a ton of money?

    Hey, I am just excited to see him play. Should be an exciting preseason.

  7. Hard On For Harden says: Jul 22, 2014 8:25 AM

    “(Then again, that raises a question as to how an NCAA student-athlete would obtain a stack of money. Hmmm. That can’t be.)”

    I dislike Manziel as much as the next guy, but it’s a well known fact that his family already has dough.

  8. ravens2014 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:25 AM

    “(Then again, that raises a question as to how an NCAA student-athlete would obtain a stack of money. Hmmm. That can’t be.)”

    so a college kid/athlete cant have money? it’s pretty well known that he comes from money.

  9. citizenstrange says: Jul 22, 2014 8:31 AM

    I personally don’t care but was there ever any explanation for the rolled up bill in the bathroom? At all?

  10. clashpoint says: Jul 22, 2014 8:36 AM

    The crappy thing is that the Browns are probably going to be better this year than they usually are. They have a stout defence and sometimes that can steal you a couple extra games along the way. Too bad they’re getting headlines for all the wrong reasons.

    The AFCN is going to be a tough division this year, don’t let any trolling blind you to that. Every team looks better than last year and PFT has 3 teams making the playoffs, albeit in the weaker AFC. Even though the Browns are going to be improved there’s this one position that absolutely must be settled and solid for them to progress in the standings: QB.

    Hoyer vs Manziel to start the year is an easy call.

  11. coonsqualler says: Jul 22, 2014 8:44 AM

    This kid WILL be a player. I said before the draft that I was gonna buy a Manziel jersey as long as he wasn’t drafted by Pittsburgh or the Ravens ’cause I loved the way this kid played in college. Now that my Brownies picked him, I am afraid to, otherwise I will jinx him(like every other QB jersey I have bought LOL)

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!

  12. qdog112 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:47 AM

    “Pettine also suggested that the “money phone” video that surfaced this offseason might not have been recent. (Then again, that raises a question as to how an NCAA student-athlete would obtain a stack of money. Hmmm. That can’t be.)”
    *****************
    Pettine should just stop helping. Whether it’s the stack of money or the snorting tool, timing is not the issue. It’s not the photos, It’s the acts being portrayed in the photos.

    Before it’s over Johnny’s indiscretions may just be assigned a number to save time and copy space. They’ll just say Manziel committed a #4. Just have the list ready.

  13. Straight Cash Homie says: Jul 22, 2014 8:50 AM

    Ahhh good ole Johnny Football. He’s the NFL’s version of Lindsey Lohan.

  14. dapollock69 says: Jul 22, 2014 9:00 AM

    “I don’t see what the fuss is about,”

    Sincerely,

    Brett Favre

  15. mazenblue says: Jul 22, 2014 9:02 AM

    Manziel “Gets It”. He wont bust as fast as Ryan Leaf. Nah, not at all.

  16. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Jul 22, 2014 9:04 AM

    This kid is a punk. Plain and simple. Let’s review the facts.

    1. Was willingly seen with Justin Bieber. Not only was he seen with that missed-abortion but he wanted to be in a photo with him???

    2. It’s a fact that he rolled a bill in a club bathroom. Now people will say that doesn’t mean he did anything wrong. Well, if you think that way your equally fit for collecting menstration.

    3. His sense of entitlement is so absurd that I don’t know where to begin.

    4. His work ethic is well below even the average nfl player. How do manziel supporters think that will pan out come live games? This is not the ncaa.

    5. He’s just an obnoxious little twirp. That is a fact.

  17. kehav1 says: Jul 22, 2014 9:24 AM

    Man, I remember back when he came out as an electrifying player , he was a loved by everyone and he was quite popular…. Now he is annoying and childlike… How the tides change… I hope he goes back go being a sensible person( if he ever was) ..

  18. mviglianco says: Jul 22, 2014 9:25 AM

    He comes from a wealthy family. I think his “stack” includes more than a single 20 dollar bill.

  19. mrfrostyj says: Jul 22, 2014 9:33 AM

    “Pettine also suggested that the “money phone” video that surfaced this offseason might not have been recent. (Then again, that raises a question as to how an NCAA student-athlete would obtain a stack of money. Hmmm. That can’t be.)”

    – Yes..what a mystery. Where would a superstar QB in Texas who only hangs out with MILLIONAIRES get a random stack of money????

  20. rg3andthensome says: Jul 22, 2014 9:35 AM

    How many times does this stupid kid do stupid things?

  21. patayling says: Jul 22, 2014 9:50 AM

    Maybe he had a stack of money because his family is insanely rich. They struck oile like 3 generations ago.

  22. colv says: Jul 22, 2014 10:14 AM

    Johnny makes it easy not to like the Browns. I’ve always respected them, even as a black hole team, and wanted them to succeed like the other teams in the AFC North’s Baltimore, Pittsburg and Cincinnati. Small town hard working blue collar fans that loves football.

  23. Ferdinand says: Jul 22, 2014 11:08 AM

    Now that it has gone public that he was spoken to about his behavior again – expect a new barrage of stupidity and unprofessionalism from Manziel to “show ‘em they can’t tell me what to do”.

  24. wishingtonredslur says: Jul 22, 2014 11:59 AM

    You see Johnny Coke-nose there are these things, pictures, when they first came out they were awkward to take and black and white. Pictures are different now Johnny Money-phone in that they are color and really easy to take, they even have cameras that shoot hundreds of pictures and the play a motion picture. Bottom line the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals defenses are going to destroy an undersized mobile QB so we’re starting you week 1, you know get it out of the way. Now call this number and Colt McCoy will talk to you about concussions.

  25. kwjsb says: Jul 22, 2014 12:41 PM

    Still way too much coverage for a back-up QB

  26. pfu2 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:34 PM

    Johnny’s teammates say he thinks he’s the best player on the field in the huddle. They say he has no quit in him & he believes he’s unstoppable. Maybe that is why he was the first freshman and fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season & the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Manning Award, and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

  27. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 23, 2014 5:58 AM

    Can’t wait for the season to start so we don’t have to read about all this nonsense. Can’t wait to see what he can do on the field. I am skeptical his game translates to the NFL but I will be happy if he proves me wrong.

    The Browns as a team and organization are a trainwreck. Have a moron GM and Coach that know they need another stud WR even if Gordon was playing, but to be so stupid to pass on Watkins is why this team loses 10+ games every year. They aren’t cursed. Cursed is having bad luck. Being stupid is why this team blows every year

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