On Tuesday, the Browns made it clear that they’re done with Johnny Manziel. On Wednesday, Manziel had no desire to talk about the situation.
Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Manziel declined an interview request from Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com at a Heat-Mavs game in Dallas. Manziel offered to talk instead about the Mavs, but MacMahon declined to entertain the quarterback’s views on the basketball team in Dallas.
The Browns reportedly will cut Manziel on March 9, the first day of the new league year. It’s widely believed that he wants to play for the football team in Dallas; it’s still unknown whether the Cowboys want Manziel.
Owner Jerry Jones presumably does, but he wanted Manziel in the first round of the 2014 draft and was overruled. If Stephen Jones and coach Jason Garrett don’t want Manziel, they could block the move.
Hall of Fame receiver Tim Brown, who lives in the Dallas area, told PFT Live on Tuesday that he believes the fans don’t want Manziel. Brown also pointed out that the recent expansion of Manziel’s misdeeds to possibly include domestic violence will make it even harder for the Cowboys to sign him, especially in the wake of the failed 2015 experiment with defensive end Greg Hardy.