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Brian Orakpo thought Johnny Manziel’s finger was “hilarious”


The NFL will likely not share their amusement, but apparently the recipients of Johnny Manziel’s Half-Bud Adams Salute thought it was funny.

Via Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Washington outside linebacker Brian Orakpo used all 10 of his fingers to make Manziel’s “money” gesture after one of the three sacks Manziel took.

“I didn’t even notice it,” Manziel said, probably focusing on his 6-of-17 passing night. “I was really tuned in and more upset at myself about the first play on that drive not letting that ball fly to [tight end Jordan Cameron] as he was coming under. I kind of hesitated, and when you hesitate things close up.”

And then in the third quarter, when Manziel flipped the bird to the Redskins sidelines, that frustration was evident.

It was hilarious,” Orakpo said. “We were messing with him a little bit, just saying this ain’t college and stuff like that. We were having a little fun.

“Manziel flipped us off. It was something funny. We were all laughing on the sidelines.”

Again, they’ll likely not share that enthusiasm at 345 Park Avenue, since players have been fined for saluting their own sidelines that way. So the next time Manziel makes his traditional money gesture, he might have to put his fingers a little closer together.

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42 Responses to “Brian Orakpo thought Johnny Manziel’s finger was “hilarious””
  1. denverdude7 says: Aug 19, 2014 7:26 AM

    Johnny Manziel – “Face of the Franchise”

    So far, he’s more like the “other end” of the franchise.

  2. ctiggs says: Aug 19, 2014 7:38 AM

    Dear Cleveland,

    Please feed Manziel to every first string Defense, so that this can continue to happen.

    – fans everwhere


  3. 1ggy says: Aug 19, 2014 7:46 AM

    Note to Johnny: They are laughing at you, not with you.

  4. iman62 says: Aug 19, 2014 7:48 AM

    Johnny being Johnny.

  5. jerrykill4pres says: Aug 19, 2014 8:02 AM

    We should start a pool…..

    Everyone sends me 10 dollars, and the date you want. And we will all pick a date on which Johnny hits puberty. The person that picks the correct date wins the pot.

  6. johngaltwho says: Aug 19, 2014 8:03 AM

    Future jeopardy question:

    This previous Heisman trophy winning quarterback ultimately only played in 6 NFL games amassing 11 sacks, three interceptions and a safety.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 19, 2014 8:11 AM

    I think it’s funny too. But the NFL and the commish don’t have much of a sense of humor.

  8. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 19, 2014 8:11 AM

    So did I. Especially since he got outplayed by the Redskins’ second stringers.

  9. bostonian13 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:13 AM

    This dude is what? 20, 21 years old?? Granted, not the most mature out of these young QBs, but he’s got a crap load of time to get his act together. Favre, Vick, McNabb, just for some names weren’t always the most mature but they got their act together. Yes, he parties excessively but the reason he’s everywhere is because of sites like this, networks like ESPN, and the ongoing chatter by all of us. I don’t see him being a bust, I see him proving doubters wrong with some time.

    I already know all the thumbs down I’m going to get, but hey, we’re all either young or have been young once. We all choose to live life differently.

  10. lowtalker says: Aug 19, 2014 8:15 AM

    maybe Johnny doesn’t like the Redskins name. of course the Redskins were laughing. the Redskins got to him physically and mentally and that is the only way Johnny could respond to the Redskins. . . . unlike Simms I will keep using name Redskins.

  11. uncletuna says: Aug 19, 2014 8:17 AM

    Heeerre’s Jooohnnnyyy!!!

  12. jackburton77 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:19 AM

    He’s going to suck at this level.

  13. nickinneohio says: Aug 19, 2014 8:25 AM

    Johnny Finger

  14. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:26 AM

    Needs to grow up. Needs to play better. Needs to realize, this aint college

  15. chalkruz1989 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:29 AM

    I assume I should be appalled that a grown man gave opponents the one-finger salute. There is plenty of other heinous things going on in football that deserve far more attention.

  16. mlandsjr says: Aug 19, 2014 8:47 AM

    Maybe 2-3 years after he Ryan Leaf’s himself out of the league he can flick off his buddy Beiber’s “where are they now” cameras.

  17. fordmandalay says: Aug 19, 2014 8:56 AM

    The world’s slowest train wreck, now in progress.

  18. 700levelvet says: Aug 19, 2014 9:01 AM

    Johnny boy already has, and was born into more money than anyone commenting here … Do you think he actually cares?

  19. Truthopia says: Aug 19, 2014 9:07 AM

    All you dopes, and at least 30 starting NFL QBs, would have done squat behind that O-Line I saw yesterday. Why not save your juvenile, irrational hate for “Golden Boy” Shanahan Jr., whom I guarantee will destroy these Browns even more. No line, coach on the fence, Manziel is a first-year QB, not a line coach or coordinator. Even Jesus needed props for his miracles.

  20. surfinbird1 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:13 AM

    Just holding up his IQ number.

  21. moondog440 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:14 AM

    The best part of this? The fact that the “bird” he threw never found it’s target…

  22. ravensfaninflorida says: Aug 19, 2014 9:25 AM

    Manziel? Who is Johnny Manziel? Oh…… Is he that that south end of a northbound mule? Yep…. That’s gotta be him.

  23. melikefootball says: Aug 19, 2014 9:33 AM

    What is shows is he is not very professional. So the big question becomes does God-del go and hide or do as he has in the past give him a hefty fine.

  24. qdog112 says: Aug 19, 2014 10:06 AM

    Here’s Johnny, wrecking the NFL!!!

  25. laxcoach37 says: Aug 19, 2014 10:23 AM

    You all have to admit he is capable of playing at a high level. The problem is most underdog types play with a superior emotion and in College that worked. In the Pros, when you play by emotion; you die by emotion. If he gets the chance he will make some highlight reels, but ultimately it will be in losing efforts. Sorry Browns Fans. Oh and LeBron won’t save you either. He got his Rings and Money already.

  26. 1historian says: Aug 19, 2014 10:29 AM

    AKA “Welcome to the NFL, kid.”

  27. 2difshoe says: Aug 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    I’m sure his teammates just absolutely love his character. This will not end well for Johnny Football-less.

  28. pacodawg says: Aug 19, 2014 11:02 AM

    My daughter is manziel s age, she flips me off all the time. So what’s the big deal?

  29. rgwhodey says: Aug 19, 2014 11:17 AM

    sounds like Johnny might have just lost his money phone hope he got the insurance.. another brick of cash sent to Mr Goodell

  30. djshnooks says: Aug 19, 2014 11:32 AM

    Eric Crouch 2.0

  31. rcali says: Aug 19, 2014 11:40 AM

    Wait a minute, seems like “The Players from the Washington NFL Franchise Team from the District of Columbia” were hazing Johnny Football. I expect a full investigation by the league and the players union. Bleeding hearts, you will get your justice!

  32. aceakking says: Aug 19, 2014 11:43 AM

    So something was said to Manziel for him to react that way. Leave Manziel alone!

  33. trapshoot says: Aug 19, 2014 11:45 AM

    The NFL needs him as much as they need conclusions.

  34. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 19, 2014 11:46 AM

    Two examples of keeping your cool under pressure:

    Johnny Football gets teased by the opposition; flips them off.

    Under a constant blitz, Teddy Touchdown drives his team 83 yards in 53 seconds to a game-winning touchdown.

  35. jetsbandwagon says: Aug 19, 2014 12:05 PM

    RedSlurs=0 super bowls since 1992!


  36. boss81hogg says: Aug 19, 2014 12:34 PM

    I was at the game, it was freaking hilarious to watch that spoiled lil midget get harassed like that on national TV.

  37. mwcarolina says: Aug 19, 2014 12:56 PM

    So did I. Especially since he got outplayed by the Redskins’ second stringers
    well against the 2nd stringers he started to drive actually, but the 1st stringers were destroying him and his running vs. the starters and backups wasnt good and the Redskins defense was right, he cant run like he did in college. RG3 is clearly faster than Manziel and i felt that if Manziel struggled against them, then the reason behind it was who they play in practice. Manziel can run, but he’s more like a Vick. he’s elusive, but unlike Vick, he’s not that fast.

  38. bblocker68 says: Aug 19, 2014 1:14 PM

    Does Johnny look more like Alfred E. Neuman or Dewey Crowe from “Justified”??

    P.S. Please start him against the Steelers on week 1.

  39. susancarbondale says: Aug 19, 2014 2:43 PM

    “They said mean things to me, so I flipped them off!” pouted lil’ Johnny.
    Lovely to see him displaying his maturity level so prominently on MNF. I feel bad for the Browns thinking this kid was their savior.

  40. jpat2424 says: Aug 19, 2014 3:23 PM

    Ryan leaf jr.

  41. flaccounibrow says: Aug 19, 2014 7:55 PM

    bblocker68 says: Aug 19, 2014 1:14 PM

    Does Johnny look more like Alfred E. Neuman or Dewey Crowe from “Justified”??

    P.S. Please start him against the Steelers on week 1.

    LOL! I was thinking the exact ame thing! Alfred E. Neuman. And I agree. Please let him start week one!

  42. ifyousmellwhatthe3rdiscooking says: Aug 19, 2014 8:32 PM

    jetsbandwagon says:
    Aug 19, 2014 12:05 PM
    RedSlurs=0 super bowls since 1992!


    But you’re team hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 1968. Good luck with that buddy here take a Johnny finger

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