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Manziel goes AWOL on Sunday


Johnny Manziel’s exit from Cleveland may have been sealed by a failure to show up.

Peter King of reported on NBC’s Football Night in America that Manziel failed to show up on Sunday morning, as the team requires for players in the concussion protocol. Manziel didn’t show up for the 9:00 a.m. ET meeting with a member of the franchise’s medical staff.

According to King, the Browns tried to reach Manziel by phone, but couldn’t.

Via multiple reports, owner Jimmy Haslam has confirmed that Manziel didn’t show up at the facility on Sunday.

With the Browns now looking for a new coach, they may not make any decisions about Manziel in the near future. With their roster locked until the day after the Super Bowl, the Browns couldn’t cut Manziel for the next five weeks, even if they wanted to.

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  1. z0inks says: Jan 3, 2016 9:02 PM


  2. drfeelyouup says: Jan 3, 2016 9:03 PM

    Scumbag loser

  3. bassplucker says: Jan 3, 2016 9:03 PM

    Well duh he was at church.

  4. fluiddarkness says: Jan 3, 2016 9:04 PM

    He’s probably too hungover from Vegas to come in.

  5. GenXJay says: Jan 3, 2016 9:04 PM


  6. tjacks7 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:04 PM

    Dead weight. Admit the mistake, cut him, and move on. Stop taking advice from homeless guys and get a real GM to run the show.

  7. bowdowntopeyton says: Jan 3, 2016 9:04 PM

    Wow. I hope this guy doesn’t end up dead in a ditch by 30.

  8. stinkymcmulligan says: Jan 3, 2016 9:04 PM

    There’s nothing worse than wasted talent.

  9. j0esixpack says: Jan 3, 2016 9:05 PM

    I’d claim amnesia from, you know, a concussion if I were him

  10. ctiggs says: Jan 3, 2016 9:05 PM

    Lol what else do u expect from him

  11. jhorton83 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:05 PM

    That’ll happen in Vegas. “The Hangover 4” starring Johnny Football.

  12. unstaybill says: Jan 3, 2016 9:05 PM

    I’ve been here the whole time bruh…

  13. beach305 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:06 PM

    But Skip Bayless says that Manziel was

  14. beach305 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:07 PM

    going to be a great QB

  15. mrbigass says: Jan 3, 2016 9:07 PM

    He wants to get released. ……

  16. laxer37 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:07 PM

    Even Josh Gordon is beginning to question Johnny’s commitment and decision making.

  17. surfmantis284 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    Manziel will soon be sitting with the bum on the street who implored Haslam to draft him.

  18. footballfan says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    The part that is funny about this whole situation is that some team will pick him up.

  19. tommykramer9 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    Manziel is every drunks idol

  20. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    I wouldn’t show up either to that team.

  21. jkibler1 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    I wonder if it’s time for him to learn to say “would you like to biggie size that ?”

  22. laxer37 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    If the Browns aren’t careful people will begin to question if they know what they’re doing.

  23. bettywhiteshairnet says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    Doesn’t deserve anymore chances. Hopefully he’s released and his NFL career is over. So tired of hearing about someone who hasn’t done anything since leaving college. Unfortunately Jerry Jones is dumb enough to sign him and honestly think he would be the future of the Dallas franchise.

  24. questionableprovenance says: Jan 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    Sick puppy. Probably thinks daddy’s money will get him off.

  25. mcjon22 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    ‘Booze, Vegas, and Trap Queens’

    How to throw your career away by Johnny Manziel

  26. dkms2k says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    I always thought Todd Marinovich was the gold standard for wasted talent and self immolation. I was wrong – wow.

  27. selldannysell says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    I think he WANTS Cleveland to cut him.

  28. elwayisgod says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    I agree. Probably doing this on purpose to get dumped from this dumpster fire!!

  29. ikeclanton says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    He has his own “concussion protocol”…17 vodka tonics on Saturday night and sleep in ’til noon on Sunday.

  30. tyler4richardson says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    Manziel makes more money from his oil rich family than he ever will in the NFL. At this point, you’re stupid to expect him to come in and behave like a professional athlete. He isn’t in this league to make a living as a football player. He is in this league to be named starter so he can keep his celebrity status for as long as possible.

  31. sopadegato says: Jan 3, 2016 9:09 PM

    Manziel’s TRYING to get cut from the Browns, you dorks. It’s the only way to succeed in the NFL – just look at Hoyer.

  32. jh500 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:10 PM

    Just cut him already. Not worth the pain.

  33. dencar2014 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:10 PM

    Dump this self centered clown and move on!!!!

  34. prideof10000lakes says: Jan 3, 2016 9:10 PM

    Showing everyone who’s boss.

  35. bass1717 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:10 PM

    Classless, talent-less, disrespectful punk……I hope they cut him and nobody picks him up

  36. brucetrimble says: Jan 3, 2016 9:10 PM

    I would trade him to the highest bidder (I’m looking at you, Jerry Jones) before cutting him.

  37. dirtdawg54 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:10 PM

    He thought sending a selfie of himself downing some Jagermeisters counted.

  38. MostlyRight says: Jan 3, 2016 9:11 PM

    When a man shows you who he is, believe him.

  39. a1b24312 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:11 PM

    Cant he be denied payment for this? Suspended? Both?

    This guy really has no business on an NFL roster. Completely immature professional. And they knew it from thecstart.

  40. buckeye044 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:11 PM

    Kid always gets what he wants, in this case, a new team of his choosing.

  41. bassplucker says: Jan 3, 2016 9:11 PM

    Mark this down. Even if he’s cut tonight he’ll get a chance with at least one more team. He’s just teflon that way.

  42. alliwantisluv says: Jan 3, 2016 9:12 PM

    Calling him an idiot is degrading to idiots.

  43. TheWizard says: Jan 3, 2016 9:12 PM

    He wants to get released. ……


  44. tommykramer9 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:12 PM

    He’s changing his name to Johnny Mezcal…..

  45. pftreader69 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:14 PM

    Is there any staff left to cut him?

  46. mcquillian says: Jan 3, 2016 9:14 PM

    Complete jerk . . . Spoiled brat.

  47. kevo95 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:15 PM

    He a joke get rid of this punk

  48. codiablo says: Jan 3, 2016 9:15 PM


    Go work at the oil company with your dad, you little (expletive goes here).

  49. eoyguy says: Jan 3, 2016 9:17 PM

    No worries, he’s still cuddling with his adorable pup somewhere in “Ohio”. In his pad with the shag carpet and strangely patterned, hotel like furniture…

  50. chawk12thman says: Jan 3, 2016 9:17 PM

    Had Concussion and couldn’t find the facility…….

    Bad PR move ….and how about the info coming out so fast from the team that he missed the session? Team is cutting the cord, for sure.

  51. campcouch says: Jan 3, 2016 9:18 PM

    If anyone not in the Manziel family is losing sleep over this guy (and it seems there are many), you need a life assessment.

  52. roddoliver says: Jan 3, 2016 9:20 PM

    Players like this should be forced to return all that signing bonus paid by the team. Becoming available for a franchise in the draft and then acting unprofessional like that is a big-time fraud.

  53. raiderswin00 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:20 PM

    Jerry Jones on the horn.

  54. liquidalfa says: Jan 3, 2016 9:20 PM

    Is anyone really buying this concussion story at this point?

  55. pacodawg says: Jan 3, 2016 9:20 PM

    He wanted to stAy in Vegas and bet the steelers, smart dude

  56. shlort says: Jan 3, 2016 9:21 PM

    He wasn’t going to make it anyway. Running backs who occasionally throw a football will never be successful at the pro level.

  57. xpensivewinos says: Jan 3, 2016 9:21 PM

    Guess he was a big fan of the Todd Marinovich story……

  58. r8dernation says: Jan 3, 2016 9:21 PM

    C’mon, he has a concussion. Clearly he’s not thinking clearly.

  59. keylimelight says: Jan 3, 2016 9:21 PM

    Johnny does not have what it takes to be a professional football player.

    Perhaps the first requirement is talent.

    The second requirement is showing up.

    He’s gonna slick-talk his way onto another team. Some GMs are either desperate or they’re arrogant enough to believe that Manziel will be handled better on their team, but his behavior will not change.


  60. jedimasterbates says: Jan 3, 2016 9:22 PM

    Wheeeeeres Johnny!!

  61. Deb says: Jan 3, 2016 9:22 PM

    Gee, I must have been AWOL when Manziel took the SEC West, then won the SEC Championship, and topped off his dream season with the NCAA title. Nah … didn’t happen. The guy was overrated in college–if your goal is winning team championships rather than accolades for individuals. And he’s been nothing but headaches for the Browns.

    Haslam should get rid of him, hire a good GM, then let the GM pick his QB. Helping the homeless means building a shelter, not taking draft advice.

  62. kcchefs58 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:23 PM

    He is the main part of the problem, but the Internet lynch mob makes it worse by wishing for his demise before he had even suited up at a pro practice.

  63. footballrulz says: Jan 3, 2016 9:24 PM

    The Teflon john

  64. billswillnevermove says: Jan 3, 2016 9:24 PM

    Ohand 16’s favorite player.

  65. thetooloftools says: Jan 3, 2016 9:26 PM

    I would never cut this guy. He is the only reason ANYONE talks about the Browns on a national level.

  66. a1b24312 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:27 PM

    Wait a minute – concussion protocol violation? Then the NFL league office can impose discipline, yes?

  67. bengalsfan2079 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:28 PM

    Loser the guy has no heart he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL

  68. pastanow says: Jan 3, 2016 9:28 PM

    Sooner rather than later we’ll be reading something terrible about this guy. Probably jail or something worse.

  69. MichaelEdits says: Jan 3, 2016 9:28 PM

    There’s only one reasonable solution to this. Award Las Vegas an NFL franchise.

  70. johnster67 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:28 PM

    I bet if you look close enough, you will find him somewhere at Jerryworld.

  71. qdog112 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:29 PM

    Johnny and Trump, what a pair.

  72. ninjapleazee says: Jan 3, 2016 9:29 PM


  73. mikeytoth says: Jan 3, 2016 9:29 PM

    He’ll be in Dallas talking to the mime owner and looking to sink that ship too…oh wait….

  74. 0puddiiing0 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:31 PM

    “-pftreader69 says:
    Jan 3, 2016 9:14 PM
    Is there any staff left to cut him?-”

    OMG, THATS funny! LOL!

  75. myhawks1976 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:31 PM

    Lets cut to the chase:

    Thumbs up if Johnny got the raw end going to Cleveland
    Thumbs down if Cleveland got the raw deal getting JFF

  76. derekblackman says: Jan 3, 2016 9:31 PM

    What a waste. This guy has a problem, and he needs help.

  77. nightryder10 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:31 PM

    Trying to get cut.

    “Concussion” protocol was probably code for grumpy Daddy Pettine didn’t like his Christmas Eve video. What better place for someone recovering from a concussion than the bright lights and loud noise of Vegas?

    Jerrah will take care of him. There’s a spot beside Blandino on the party bus already reserved.

  78. yyc2phx says: Jan 3, 2016 9:32 PM

    Keep him on the roster and park his sorry ass at the end of the bench until the contract is finished

  79. bradyakagod says: Jan 3, 2016 9:33 PM

    You’ll have a concussion and like it!

  80. trainwrecksryan says: Jan 3, 2016 9:33 PM

    Don’t cut him, that’s what he wants. Sign him for 10 more years and keep him as a 3rd string quarterback to grow old and wither on the bench.

  81. bills72284 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:36 PM

    Johnny should look at Doug Flutie’s career and go to the CFL for 6 years and then come back…but i guarantee he won’t be that humble

    Hopefully Johnny has a good financial adviser to spread his rookie contract through the duration of his life cause he ain’t getting much more

  82. vbe2 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:36 PM

    I guess the Eagles got the better of that trade, even if just by default.

  83. youknowiknowitall says: Jan 3, 2016 9:37 PM

    Probably a smart move by Johnny to stay away. He’d have been tempted/goaded to blow the whistle on the Browns for this nonsense “concussion” claim.

  84. tapper0510 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:38 PM

    How can you report when there was nobody left in charge

  85. daringhart13 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:38 PM

    He is trying to get released. Its been part of his plan for a very long time…..he wants out of Cleveland.

  86. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jan 3, 2016 9:41 PM

    “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”
    -De Niro, _A Bronx Tale_.

  87. linemanguy74 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:43 PM

    Johnny Goofball

  88. coltzfan166 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:43 PM

    Well duh he’s in Vegas

  89. gbrooks88 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:44 PM

    I thought Johnny was coming to wreck the league, You will be on the streets soon if you don’t wise up.

  90. jvw1982 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:44 PM

    Wow Rich boy has some serious issues, I hope he’s ok….

  91. tomtravis76 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:44 PM

    The City of Cleveland is just waiting for LeBron to dump Johnny then they can move on. Can’t do anything during a LeBron contract year that could hurt his money.

  92. paulieorkid says: Jan 3, 2016 9:48 PM

    Give him a pass — Manziel is simply a “victim” of Affluenza.

  93. orivar says: Jan 3, 2016 9:51 PM

    Sounds like he’s trying his best to get cut. I can’t blame him though. He didn’t choose the Browns.

  94. justintuckrule says: Jan 3, 2016 9:51 PM

    Dummies! Jerry jones told his agent to force cle to cut him!!! Wake up!

  95. tmcb7 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:51 PM

    can’t wait for 2016 when Football Jonathan is with the Cowboys and they become a bigger dumpster fire than they already are! And there are 20 more games in London… (sorry, had to throw that in there cause Goodell is his own dumpster fire)
    Btw, word-of-the-day: dumpster fire!

  96. 33bennygh says: Jan 3, 2016 9:51 PM

    I guess there is no wording in his contract if he screws up repeatedly, then he must pay a part or all of his salary back.

  97. johnnydom says: Jan 3, 2016 9:52 PM

    Missed his flight from Vegas to Cleveland, cut him

  98. nightryder10 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:53 PM

    Cowboys have a top-4 pick and could easily pick up Lynch or Goff as the heir apparent to Romo.

    Johnny may find himself backing up Blaine Gabbert.

  99. kcchefs58 says: Jan 3, 2016 9:54 PM

    I’m convinced he’s doing this to get out of Cleveland. He will be signed by another team if he gets the boot and while his initial pay may suffer, he will likely have more success elsewhere. #goodmoveactually

  100. drudema says: Jan 3, 2016 9:55 PM

    He should try the tried and true defense of the spoiled rich texan. I’m sorry but I suffer from affluenza.

  101. llcoolbblog says: Jan 3, 2016 9:58 PM

    Johnny is begging to be released. Who in their right mind wants to play in Cleveland in today’s NFL? This ain’t your grandpa’s Browns.

  102. Big Ant TV says: Jan 3, 2016 9:58 PM

    5 weeks till he can be cut another wait and see with cleveland

  103. bondlake says: Jan 3, 2016 9:59 PM

    What a complete scumbag!

  104. Patch24680 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:00 PM

    Hey, Johnny……you village called. They want their idiot back.

  105. gtodriver says: Jan 3, 2016 10:01 PM

    Where is poster Eagleswin?

    I was sure he would be here to clarify how Manziel is really Johnny Angel…

    Or maybe Eagleswin is too embarrassed to post on this Manziel thread????

  106. jmd0722 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:03 PM

    When is are the Browns going to wake up and cut this jerk. He neither as the skill or fortitude to play QB in the NFL Here is another case of a over hyped QB out of college. Let him take his money back to Texas a party all he wants.

  107. getadealdonealready says: Jan 3, 2016 10:04 PM

    I remember everyone had my Vikings taking this train wreck, so glad Speilman is smarter than that. Hope the kid can figure it out, he has some talent, but maybe has to hit rock bottom to take care of that ego.

  108. boonevol says: Jan 3, 2016 10:05 PM

    Where are you Football John-John boosters? He’s just a kid, having fun. What were you doing at his age? You all are jealous of his fame, money, skill, etc. That about sum it up?

    He probably did do it on purpose.

    Please Jerrah, sign him when he’s a FA, pretty please.

  109. getyourownname says: Jan 3, 2016 10:05 PM

    Remember when pft and Browns fans kept insisting he should be made the starter?

    Ok, actually some Browns fans STILL think he should have been the starter.

  110. ebhaynz says: Jan 3, 2016 10:06 PM

    Hmm, let me see. I can stay in Cleveland with a new coach of the worst franchise in the NFL or I can guarantee they’ll cut me and take a wild chance ANY PLACE OTHER THAN CLEVELAND!

    I think Manziel may have outfoxed Haslam.

  111. heat256 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:07 PM

    If had to live/work in CLE, especially for the Browns, I’d do everything to sandbag my chances of having to stay there too. That team makes the Dolphins look competent, and that’s hard to do.

  112. frenzy95 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:08 PM

    I hope the Browns keep inactive all of next year, if he is still on the roster. What a joke.

  113. dgreenfi says: Jan 3, 2016 10:09 PM

    Johnny Blackjack

  114. dadsource says: Jan 3, 2016 10:10 PM

    He’s hanging out with Justin Blackmon, leave those guys alone!

  115. howiehandles says: Jan 3, 2016 10:10 PM

    Hello CFL

  116. thruthegreen47 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:11 PM

    Been catered to all his life and for the first time his athletic failure has crushed his little/gigantic ego. Quitter, best one can say for this chump…

  117. ikeclanton says: Jan 3, 2016 10:13 PM

    I find it odd that having a beer-shotgunning, fame + attention-starved perpetually drunk girlfriend hasn’t been a better influence on him.

  118. fordmandalay says: Jan 3, 2016 10:14 PM

    First Johnny Football, then Johnny Highball, soon to be Johnny LobbyistForHisTexasOilBaronFathersCompany, then in a few years Johnny GovernorOfTexas.

  119. v2787 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:18 PM

    I’ve been saying it since Manziel was at Texas A&M: he’s a total head case. He keeps proving it over and over. I thank God every day that my Vikings took Teddy Bridgewater instead of Manziel in the draft. It will be nice to see Manziel unemployed on the day after the Super Bowl–that is, unless Jerruh decides to make him a Cowboy, which would be a really, really stupid thing to do.

  120. kobemanning says: Jan 3, 2016 10:20 PM

    These people commenting can’t see the obvious. He WANTS to get cut by the Browns. Who wouldn’t?

  121. ninjapleazee says: Jan 3, 2016 10:20 PM

    Can’t believe some idiot posted about jealousy about Manziel, it’s called responsibility, skilled or not, the Browns are still his employer. They have rules and responsibility and this clown is an insult. Sad as it is, this clown will get another opportunity with a moron owner like Jerruh who values wins over anything ethical in life.

  122. delhommed says: Jan 3, 2016 10:21 PM

    He may not be a good qb but at least he’s a good person!

  123. jtmmack says: Jan 3, 2016 10:24 PM

    Another bad draft by the Browns. And people wonder why they are where there at in the NFL picture.

  124. franklinstking says: Jan 3, 2016 10:30 PM

    Trade him to any team but Dallas. Just for spite, trade him to Buffalo.

  125. xbox4wwe says: Jan 3, 2016 10:30 PM

    Manziel,Gordon,Blackmon so much talent but bone head guys smh.

  126. mikerobo1026 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:36 PM

    They drafted Manziel to be the franchise guy.. He asked for continuity. Browns fired Pettine.. It’s on to the next city for Johnny. Next stop, Dallas.

  127. jeff91121 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:38 PM

    Manziel is a complete scumbag and this just looks like a way for him to get released so skeletor can sign him.
    Would love to see the Browns trade him to another long time non contender far from the state of Texas but no team in their right mind would do that.
    Ultimately the Browns have no one to blame but themselves. Looks like they will be drafting another QB high in the first round again this year.

  128. dencar2014 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:44 PM

    Too many enablers around this guy, unfortunately, some of them in the Browns organization.
    Pettine had it right about this guy after all!!!

  129. qbarrel says: Jan 3, 2016 10:46 PM

    Jerry can barely contain himself. This guy was born to wear a blue star.

  130. mikes1373 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:49 PM

    Johnny, what’s wrong with you? You have so much talent and could be set for life. Instead, you are determined to muck it up; and get rid of that hussy of a girlfriend. Good gracious alive. What a waste of a person.

  131. charger383 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:50 PM

    His daddy’s oil company probably gives rebates to Flying J, so Haslam will keep him

  132. jssebastian2014 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:50 PM

    In Texas, they’d say this is another case of affluenza.

  133. jeff91121 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:54 PM

    Browns QB picks since 1995. You would think that they the law of averages would have kicked in and one of these guys became a franchise QB.
    Manziel, 1st rd.
    Weedon 1st rd.
    McCoy 3rd rd.
    Quinn 1st rd.
    Frye 3rd rd.
    McCown 4th rd.
    Wynn 6th rd.
    Couch 1st overall pick
    Zeier 3rd rd

  134. irishputbull81 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:55 PM

    Cmon rem this post course J $ wants to get cut by the Browns he already got 6million in his pocket and he was due $1.4mil next year he will sign with Dallas 4yr $12mil 6mil guaranteed so he will make $5million more next year alone and will b in Texas!! Anyone wanna debate this please feel free!!!

  135. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:58 PM

    Maybe he got stuck in the lockerroom like that guy in the movie rookie of the year…or a teammate shoved him in a locker.

  136. fantom21 says: Jan 3, 2016 10:58 PM

    He’s a spoiled, suburban brat who had it easy his whole life. Not surprised to see him defy all rules, expectations, and responsibility that comes with being an adult.

  137. konichiwabtches says: Jan 3, 2016 11:03 PM

    Farmer called him and told him not to bother coming in

  138. thames2vvvvvvrebel89130 says: Jan 3, 2016 11:10 PM

    agreed with several other posters in that he’s forcing the browns to release or trade him so he can go to dallas

  139. securb2013 says: Jan 3, 2016 11:16 PM

    In ten years Johnny will make us forget about Ryan Leaf. Who? See what I mean it is happening already.

  140. staff2cj says: Jan 3, 2016 11:19 PM

    Wants to get the hell out of Cleveland…who wouldn’t…

  141. lucky5ive says: Jan 3, 2016 11:20 PM

    He has a good excuse, it’s called affluence.

  142. lucky5ive says: Jan 3, 2016 11:23 PM

    The affluenca boy escaped CLEVELAND and took excile in VEGAS

  143. jimatmad says: Jan 3, 2016 11:26 PM

    A lot of 23 year olds are lazy, lying drunks.

    But you don’t pay them millions to be the face and leadership of a multimillion dollar operation.

  144. youbettercallsaul says: Jan 3, 2016 11:35 PM

    They should’ve left him a room with a very angry Jim Brown to put him in line. Or during training camp give him a blanket party.

  145. rtroy23 says: Jan 3, 2016 11:39 PM

    If I were the Browns I’d play this kid at running back and refuse to trade him and let him get his head kicked in

  146. vegaskid21 says: Jan 3, 2016 11:45 PM

    Wasted youth is better by far, then a wise and productive old age.


    JFF’s favorite Artist.

  147. motsuret06 says: Jan 3, 2016 11:52 PM

    This idiot needs to be cut at the earliest possible opportunity.

  148. draculalambert says: Jan 3, 2016 11:53 PM

    He looks extremely focused In the above photo. Give the kid one more chance.

  149. kidderjeffrey says: Jan 3, 2016 11:53 PM

    I think it should be obvious by now that he’s trying desperately to get traded by Cleveland to some other location where he can start fresh (or be around old friends…..say, Dallas…) because that’s easier than dealing with his situation like a man. With that weak of a mind, he’ll never be a successful QB anywhere.

  150. immafubared says: Jan 4, 2016 12:01 AM

    I think its fear. If he tries his hardest and fails, then he is a loser to everyone but if he has something that causes him to lose like bad behavior, poor friend choices, in his mind that gives him the out to blame his failure on.

  151. djaehne says: Jan 4, 2016 12:09 AM

    Manziel is the anti-Tebow

  152. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jan 4, 2016 12:13 AM

    The best thing the Frowns can do is to go Justin Blackmon on him and put him in the fungeon = fun dungeon – for the rest of his contract.

  153. Moudabo says: Jan 4, 2016 12:14 AM

    All these words are too big for Manziel to understand.
    Never mind show the necessary traits associated with them.
    If Manziel can not invest in himself, why would any team
    invest in him? The pure shame of it is the Browns
    unfortunately drafted a first-rate, selfish jerk.
    Have fun in Vegas big guy.

  154. varangia says: Jan 4, 2016 12:25 AM

    Technically, he was supposed to be there, but everyone knows it was a waste of time.

  155. dmcgrann says: Jan 4, 2016 12:27 AM

    Don’t know if anyone but me remembers it, but when the “new” Browns were established, SI did a big article on how the Browns had an extensive team set up of security guys and others to ensure players wouldn’t get into any trouble and get counseling if needed, etc., etc., etc. State of the art stuff.

    Now, it’s as if Manziel got to Cleveland and they said, “We”ve assigned you a mentor. Johnny, meet Art Schlichter.”

    Not that Johnny would need Schlichter’s help to screw up.

  156. moses74 says: Jan 4, 2016 12:38 AM

    oh the irony, yet Manziel is far far more successful at the age of 23 than ANY of you guys were.

    Yep, listen to all the hypocrites dogging him…I don’t blame the kid for having a small chip on his shoulder for all the patrol police the NFL has become these days. Give the kid a break, he gets in deep doodoo for hanging out with a friend at home or going to the casino…Yeah i probably wouldn’t be that interested towards others that put him under the microscope either.


  157. keiselsbeard says: Jan 4, 2016 12:51 AM

    Manziel is the perfect mix of Tim Tebow & Ryan Leaf.

  158. doggeatdogg says: Jan 4, 2016 1:01 AM

    Oh mine, it’s a sad circus now. I don’t wish this on any fan base. Put a fork in him.

  159. rpbags says: Jan 4, 2016 1:21 AM

    Johnny Football was reported to be in the home of Jerry Jones from the hours of 10pm-12am on sat night asking if he could clean his glasses off if he would save him from the nightmare also know as cleveland browns “football”

  160. sellout1983 says: Jan 4, 2016 1:23 AM

    The Browns < literally anything else

  161. djaehne says: Jan 4, 2016 1:29 AM

    Keep him on the 53 man roster for the balance of his contract. There is no greater punishment.

  162. jgammell34 says: Jan 4, 2016 2:20 AM

    train wreck

  163. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jan 4, 2016 2:20 AM

    And I thought Tebow was a joke. Little did I know.

  164. averagjoe says: Jan 4, 2016 2:26 AM

    Isn’t it time to kick this bum to the trash heap of football history, and see how he can keep his job at the local car wash with his work ethic?

  165. gofor2with3pointlead says: Jan 4, 2016 2:40 AM

    Well isn’t it nice to know everything. I can hardly wait until the next draft to find out who’s going to be a bust from all you experts. Bunch of Jr. high girls.

  166. westcoastredbird says: Jan 4, 2016 3:28 AM

    He’s in Mexico with Affluenza trying to help his fellow Texan out.

  167. loumann says: Jan 4, 2016 3:29 AM

    Mr. Booze! Mr. Booze…Mister. B…double O , z…e. booze!

  168. loumann says: Jan 4, 2016 3:30 AM

    Would he be able to be a bartender? Or he would drink the profits?

  169. fredusmc1977 says: Jan 4, 2016 4:10 AM

    Hey the man is big enough to know the consequences of his actions. His behavior just demonstrate the need for self destruction. Either he can’t handle the pressure of being a big league player,or he doesn’t want to become one, and just wants the money and party. Let it be written, so let it be done

  170. lawrinson20 says: Jan 4, 2016 5:34 AM

    Please don’t just release him. Trade him to a worse team for a bag of balls. Wait — IS there a worse team?

  171. lawrinson20 says: Jan 4, 2016 5:34 AM

    If you release him, the terrorists win.

  172. denverdude7 says: Jan 4, 2016 5:37 AM

    The Browns should give Manziel the ultimate punishment…DON’T release him. Keep him on the roster as the 3rd string quarterback.

    Then again, that may be viewed as cruel and unusual punishment.

  173. stuckonwords says: Jan 4, 2016 5:59 AM

    “Affluenza Johnny”

  174. araidersfan says: Jan 4, 2016 6:12 AM

    I always thought of Manziel as Ryan Leaf version 2.0 and I still believe that he’ll be out of the league completely by the end of his 3rd year (if not sooner).

    But Manziel also fits the definition of a coach killer. I don’t think any decent HC would be willing to come to the Browns if the ownership forces him to play Manziel as was the case with the recently fired HC.

  175. sansbushman says: Jan 4, 2016 7:08 AM

    Stupid Browns gave Manziel a 4-yr $8.25 million contract, including a $4.3 million signing bonus and about $6.7 million guaranteed.

    If Browns cut him, he would have received all $6.7m for 2 years of services.

    Browns have two choices:

    1) charge Manziel for failure of fulfilling his contract and break the contract. NFLPA will fight it hard.

    2) Eat the contract but give Manziel the RGIII treatment and make him sit for the next 2 years.

  176. the8man says: Jan 4, 2016 7:08 AM


  177. the610limited says: Jan 4, 2016 7:19 AM

    Don’t trade him, just dump him. Don’t even wish him well and all that, just announce, ”The Cleveland Browns have released Johnny Manziel.” Then the countdown can begin on ”How freakin’ stupid is Jerry Jones?”

  178. the610limited says: Jan 4, 2016 7:21 AM

    The pride of Kerrville, Texas and the Fightin’ Aggies of Texas A&M University.

  179. timshell111 says: Jan 4, 2016 7:29 AM

    The whole team didn’t show up all year.

  180. jerrywalters says: Jan 4, 2016 7:36 AM

    Johnnybust never had a concussion. That is why he did not go to the mandatory 9:00AM team doctor meeting … it was a ruse to try to save face and hopefully be able to get something for his sorry ass in a trade. What a waste of a person and a draft pick. Remember when he got the call and told Ray Farmer … ‘let’s wreck this league’? Ha ha. Just a spoiled brat.

  181. flowrchyldofgod says: Jan 4, 2016 8:35 AM

    Seriously, this really sucks as a Browns fan. I can’t find fault in firing both Farmer and Pettine. Farmer was the worst by far, and for a short time, I thought it would be better to provide some consistency and keep Pettine but no matter…he’s gone and that’s probably for the best. I had hoped after seeing Johnny actually make an effort to learn that he would be-at least for the short-term- suitable as quarterback (that position isn’t our biggest problem) and that we could address other issues. That is not to be apparently because young Johnny is a head case. He should be made to sit his rear end on the bench for at least the foreseeable future just to make sure his bad behavior doesn’t end up enabling him further and screwing us over.

    However, I would like to point out to those who think it’s because Cleveland is such a horrible place that ALL of our draft choices have done better other places: that is NOT true. Yes, Brian Hoyer has done pretty well on the Texans, but Weeden was cut by Dallas and won only one game – against the Titans, Richardson is out of the NFL, Quinn is an excellent game announcer (but not playing), all those other quarterbacks and other positions taken in the first couple of rounds,-most not heard from so much. I think you may find maybe 3 or 4 former Browns who are even still playing, let alone flourishing under other management so no…it’s not Cleveland per se, it’s piss poor talent appraisal.

  182. hatersgonnahatehate says: Jan 4, 2016 8:55 AM

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vergas

  183. keem513 says: Jan 4, 2016 9:09 AM

    he will be a texan

  184. sofakingcool1 says: Jan 4, 2016 9:21 AM

    Exit from Cleveland?

    How about exit from the NFL?

    Oh sure some other desperate team will take a flyer on him…at their peril.

  185. justafanofitall says: Jan 4, 2016 9:24 AM

    Who is there right mind wants this guy. Yes he has talent…but….until he grows up he’ll just be a pain in any ones side. No one should pick him up..let him get a real job.

  186. frankkolton says: Jan 4, 2016 10:00 AM

    43 strikes, you’re out.

  187. kelmcc says: Jan 4, 2016 11:15 AM

    So, now coming out he showed up to Browns practice inebriated this week … Some may say the Browns are enabling but why keep protecting this kid?? The concussion protocol seems to be cover for that.

  188. timmylaz99 says: Jan 4, 2016 11:21 AM

    Some guys never learn despite multiple efforts from friends, family and teammates.

    I remember when I was 18 and working as a pizza delivery guy. Myself and my buddies went to visit a friend at a college about 2 hours away. We got drunk and I ended up missing work the next day. Guess what, I got fired! I learned a valuable lesson that day.

    Unfortunately, after multiple run-ins due to partying and drinking issues, Johnny Frat-Boy will probably lose his job. Unfortunately, some dumb owner will probably come along and enable him for a few more years.

  189. mja2001 says: Jan 4, 2016 11:47 AM

    Maybe Johnny Football could coach for San Francisco? They’ll need a good scapegoat this season as they continue the “rebuilding” phase…

  190. rvaskins says: Jan 4, 2016 12:16 PM

    Johnny Arena League.

  191. scarfinusa says: Jan 4, 2016 12:43 PM

    This is what Johnny does! This is why we love him. I sure hope he goes to Jerry World cause we all know Jerry will let him be him! Just ask Michael Irvin.

  192. omeimontis says: Jan 4, 2016 12:55 PM

    For some unknown reason, the media has been hoping that Manziel will fail. There is apparently a full time paparazzi following his every move to try to get him in trouble with his team and the public. I am sure Manziel is not the only NFL player who likes to party. Besides, what does his partying has anything to do with his performance on the field. He was the starting quarterback in 2 of the 3 victories the Browns had. That of course did not please his coach, who was fired because the coach was doing everything he can to keep Manziel from playing. I don’t see the Browns cutting Manziel. If they do, there is no shortage of teams who will pick him up off waivers.

  193. geezohman says: Jan 4, 2016 1:31 PM

    I remember (like it was yesterday) that when Browns picked him, the local sports radio show in the afternoon, hosted by two ‘ya hoos’, dissed me big time. Wish I had recorded it & send it to them now. Drives you nuts when 2 people think they know it all & won’t consider other input.

    Teams are so stupid not considering these young college kids ‘personalities’ when drafting them.

    I remain amazed there are not ’20’ good men to play Quarterback to compete with the other 12 teams that make the playoffs… (PLAYOFFS !)

    & amazing how many owners get it wrong on GM (Coaches) (& players)

  194. nflgtcfl says: Jan 4, 2016 2:31 PM

    If this is a play to get cut by the Browns it is still dumb.

    He may be successful in getting cut, but he will also be successful in being an untouchable for every other team in the league.

    He probably could have forced his way out behind the scenes.

  195. tonyzuk9 says: Jan 4, 2016 3:00 PM

    Hey Johnny football. You must be hanging out with Ryan Leaf. You might have quit booze but gambling and Leaf’s playing the media stoned must be in your future. I am sure you’ll get on another team, not a Green Bay, New England, Seattle or Arizona quality team. Maybe Jerry Jones in Dallas where you can go home and try to deal with Jerry. GOOD LUCK As far as I am concerned your yesterday’s player. I thought getting help (good for you) might have brought you around, but your behavior surely is suspect.

  196. rctoddjr59 says: Jan 4, 2016 3:07 PM

    Hello Cowboys! Anyone else maybe takes a flier with a 7th rounder. Cowboy fan next to me sadly shaking his head saying if Jerry gets his way, it’s a 2d rounder on the way to Cleveland.

  197. Eternal Optimist says: Jan 4, 2016 4:42 PM

    The kid has a dependency problem. It hasn’t been helped by all of the people who have been picking up his trash over his life and keeping him from realizing what a mess he really is. He hasn’t hit bottom yet, but if he does, it’s going to be really messy. I hope that he survives it.

  198. dmface says: Jan 4, 2016 5:03 PM

    Maybe he is in rehab…. as in Rehab at the HardRock in Vegas..hahah. Actually, he was at the same brothel Lamar Odom overdosed in.

  199. mmack66 says: Jan 4, 2016 5:08 PM

    araidersfan says:
    Jan 4, 2016 6:12 AM

    But Manziel also fits the definition of a coach killer. I don’t think any decent HC would be willing to come to the Browns if the ownership forces him to play Manziel as was the case with the recently fired HC.

    Pettine certainly didn’t need any help from Manziel to get himself fired. Completely mishandling Manziel all season didn’t help him either.

    If he had actually played the guy all season, he might still have a job.

  200. mmack66 says: Jan 4, 2016 5:27 PM

    sansbushman says:
    Jan 4, 2016 7:08 AM

    Browns have two choices:

    1) charge Manziel for failure of fulfilling his contract and break the contract. NFLPA will fight it hard.

    Exactly which clause or clauses in his contract did Manziel fail to fulfill and/or break?

  201. mmack66 says: Jan 4, 2016 6:10 PM

    roddoliver says:
    Jan 3, 2016 9:20 PM

    Players like this should be forced to return all that signing bonus paid by the team. Becoming available for a franchise in the draft and then acting unprofessional like that is a big-time fraud.

    BS. The Browns knew what they were getting with Manziel. At least they should have known.

    He should have been starting from day one, to see if he was going to develop. What did the Browns have to lose? It isn’t like he was going to hurt their playoff chances by being the starter.

  202. mellimac says: Jan 4, 2016 6:57 PM

    Fly all the way too Cleveland for a doc appointment, then have to fly all the way back to the pub in Vegas!? Are you kidding me…
    No doubt those flights to Cleveland are milk runs, with stops along the way.

  203. cosmicconvoy says: Jan 4, 2016 10:22 PM

    How many chances does that jerk get?
    The NFL does not need a Johnny Dootball.
    He needs to lose it all – every penny – and maybe, just maybe, the fool will wake up.

  204. jamesbz says: Jan 6, 2016 8:22 PM

    In terms of severity, Adam Jones was about as bad as it gets next to murder/Ray Lewis, Ec. He is now not only an excellent player but a good citizen for Cincinnati. Tough for Browns fans but Manziel could come back in another system.

  205. bubba703 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:03 AM

    Perhaps Johnny figured since his bartender was pre-med and therefore qualified to make a diagnosis…

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