After Johnny Manziel’s Christmas activities spawned his latest viral video this week, Browns coach Mike Pettine said that there were “problems” that quarterback Johnny Manziel needs to address during the offseason.
Pettine and the Browns didn’t have to deal with the question of whether to discipline Manziel this week after he reported concussion symptoms. Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the game, but he’s still going to be a topic of conversation for the team on Sunday after reports placed him in Las Vegas on Saturday.
USA Today reports that employees and patrons at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino in Vegas saw and interacted with Manziel on Saturday. Manziel posted a photo of himself and a dog on Instagram late on Saturday that was tagged with the location Avon, Ohio and a Browns spokesman had no comment to the paper about whether Manziel was in Cleveland.
There’s nothing salacious about an adult having a meal and playing cards, which is the extent of the report of Manziel’s activities in Vegas. There are better looks than going to Vegas the night before a game that you’re not playing in because of a brain injury, though, and that kind of decision-making is likely part of what Pettine feels Manziel needs to address before the 2016 season gets underway.
If there’s anything to deal with as a result of this report, it looks like neither Pettine nor General Manager Ray Farmer will be the one dealing with it.