Manziel tones it down . . . by hanging out with Justin Bieber

At a time when Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been firing plenty of employees, there’s one guy who can defy him without consequence.

And he apparently is.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN recently reported that Haslam wants Manziel to tone it down.  Not that Mort needs us or anyone else to confirm his report, but it’s accurate; regardless of comments suggesting that the Browns have no issue with Manziel’s “work hard, play harder” motto, the Browns don’t like it.

Manziel presumably knows it.  And after a couple of fairly quiet weekends, Manziel made a big splash on Monday night by hanging out with . . . Justin Bieber.

Yes, Bieber.  The BFF of Keyshawn Johnson.  The child-man-child who periodically seems to be in the process of imploding.

Via The Big Lead, Manziel partied last night in Hollywood with Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, and Tyrese.  Bieber posted photos of the get-together on social media.  Per TMZ, police were twice called to Bieber’s house due to noise (possibly by Keyshawn).

From the Browns’ perspective, it’s the latest example of Manziel keeping anything but a low profile as he enjoys his time away from work.  And it’s evidence that he indeed won’t change, even if his employer asks him to.  From the NFL’s perspective, the powers-that-be can’t be thrilled about Manziel’s open association with Mayweather, a notorious, high-stakes gambler.

The only possible good news for the Browns is that Manziel seems to have an “oh crap I probably shouldn’t be doing this” look on his face.

On one hand, Manziel has yet to get in trouble.  On the other hand, he’s flying fairly close to the sun on wings of pastrami.  It may be only a matter of time before Manziel lands on the wrong side of the line on which he’s currently popping and locking.

235 responses to “Manziel tones it down . . . by hanging out with Justin Bieber

  1. This guy is going to fail so hard in the NFL if he keeps this up. The fact that some compared this guy to Russell Wilson is an insult to Wilson.

    You don’t see any other NFL quarterbacks doing what Manziel is doing.

  2. The real question is why is a 37 year old Mayweather hanging out with a 20 year old Bieber and a 21 year old Manziel?

    I just dont get rich people…

  3. Unfortunately… Manziel won’t be hanging out with any high quality wide receivers during the season.

    I rail about how thin the Bengals receiving corps is… but… Cleveland has NOBODY.

  4. Leave the kid alone. Until he’s not prepared or isn’t progressing as well as expected, or gets into some kind of legal trouble, who cares? He’s using his time off to go to Vegas and party or to hang out with celebrities. Who cares? If I was a Cleveland fan my only concern would be “can he play?”

  5. I’m almost out of popcorn watching Manziel implode in Cleveland’s face and the season hasn’t even started yet!

  6. Bieber,…that’s the part whereJohnny loses anyone’s sympathy, and everyone’s RESPECT. This Browns fan is rooting heavily for Brian Hoyer …right…about…now.

  7. Hanging out with Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather on a Monday night is the exact opposite of toning it down. I like Manziel, but when he has a bad game, this is fuel for the fire. As Walter White once said… “Tread lightly.”

  8. This is nothing new for him. I’m not sure why his every waking moment makes headline news. The factory of sadness is just now realizing Manziel will be yet another wasted draft pick filled w/ high hopes & another 3 seasons of sub 500 football.

  9. I now know that without a shadow of doubt that Manziel will be a bust. I was rooting for the guy because he was a rebel (I like that to an extent), but enough is enough. Johnny Manziel is both a fool and a tool!

  10. I didn’t think I could love Teddy Ballgame any more until I read this article. The whole league will be sippin that purple bridgewater koolaid in a few months . Skol Vikes

  11. I was fine with his activities. WAS. Beiber needs to go away forever. Please never do this to is again, Johnny.



  12. This is one reason he fell to pick 21 in the draft. The guy got kicked out of the Mannings passing academy. You aren’t going to change him you just have to hope he is mature enough to put the work in when he is not partying.

  13. It’s one thing to enjoy life to the fullest when you’re young and rich, but it’s quite another when you start hanging out with Bieber. That says more about his judgement than anything else he’s done.

  14. I am a Browns fan and have said on more than one occasion that I didn’t want him, I wanted Bridgewater. The Browns and Browns fans wanted him and now that they got him he has been on a whirlwind of “I’m gonna do what I want to do.” It’s not stopping. It’s not even close to slowing down.

    Hopefully he has been studying, too, because if not it will be another wasted QB pick at #22. As a Browns fan I am not hoping against the success of Manziel, because if he wins then I win. But if he fails he will only have himself to blame. People forget that Brett Favre partied and drank his way out of Atlanta. Let’s hope that it doesn’t happen with JFF.

  15. And I thought I couldn’t like Manziel any less! Now you’re hanging out with boy/girl (Bieber)? Wow, I remember when everyone gave us Niners fans crap about Kap! Glad I’m not a Browns fan, they always get the short end of the stick! Manziel is about as annoying as the Seattle Seahawks fanbase, Established: 2011.

  16. Kids gonna be a bust…..I wish I had the opportunities he does so that I could take full advantage of them….

  17. Enough. Until his play on the field is effected leave the Manziel updates to TMZ. He moved up on the Browns depth chart in OTAs and he’s going to start week 1. He is allowed to have a life.

  18. I bet tons of athletes party harder than Johnny. It’s sad how every move he makes is magnified.

  19. If the Browns didn’t know this was going to happen then they are bigger idiots than people already think they are.

  20. Everyone is jumping on Johnny Football’s every move. It is clearly a big misunderstanding because, judging from the photo, he was hanging out with Ellen Degeneres and Terry Crews.

  21. All this and he’s in Cleveland. One can only imagince the circus if he’d went to Dallas. Jerry seems awful smart bout now.

  22. What a sham all this nothing but football BS going into the draft out of the Manziel camp. This guy better be good or Ryan Leaf will have company in the biggest bust category

  23. Just when we think you couldn’t become a bigger douche bag, you go and pull something like this… and totally redeem yourself!

  24. So glad the Browns drafted Manziel. Can’t wait for Suggs to end this guys career. Cheers!


  25. It’s obvious the most important thing to this dude is being a celebrity. Have a feeling this is not going to end well.

  26. Haslam shouldn’t worry, Bieber could be a great mentor if he really applies himself, and maybe Manziel will come into work today with great news that he sold a few suites to his buddies last night while working hard as he parties hard!

  27. Top 5 QB’s in the NFL today:
    1) Peyton Manning
    2) Drew Brees
    3) Aaron Rodgers
    4) Tom Brady
    5) Santana Moss


  28. Justin Bieber? Really? Why?! You’d think Bieber is the sort that, before fame, guys like Manziel were beating up or oblivious to in high school. Also, his music blows.

  29. This guy hasn’t played a down in the NFL and gets more press coverage than any star. Manziel deserves part of the blame but so does the media who is obsessed with every move he makes. Johnny Manziel is the Kim Kardashian of the NFL.

  30. He’s not even giving his team a fair chance. Looks like another crash n burn for Browns.

  31. Just win baby! I could care less if people are jealous of him. Admit it and let it go.

  32. i don’t know. Joe Nameth didn’t do too bad. Johnny hasn’t even thrown a pass yet. The jury should still be out in this case. Social Media and todays society… in my day its was called the peanut gallery. Give it till the end of July beginning of August. (and I’m a Steeler fan)

  33. I used to defend Manziel but hanging out with the Biebs is indefensible. We need to ship that Vanilla Ice wanna-be back to Canada ASAP!

  34. Has Manziel screwed any business partners or customers out of millions of dollars ? No so then Jimmy Haslem should keep his mouth shut

  35. Wow, I seriously feel bad for Browns fans, everytime this DB is in the news they must be nauseous. They drafted this generations Matt Leinart.

    Teddy Bridgewater is going to be the best player to come out of the 2014 draft.

  36. gee man football fans are such church ladies. you wouldn’t think football is the blood sport it is. These guys just arent the choir boys some seem to want.

  37. I don’t get what the deal is here. Manziel’s level of success (or not) in the NFL will have nothing to do with whose house he went to for a party during his time off.

  38. If you do EVERYTHING right like stay in amazing shape, become a true student of the game and live, eat and sleep football 24/7 it’s still incredibly hard to make it as an NFL QB.

    And Johnny is just putting in the bare minimum so he can cash in on chances to party with Bieber and Mayweather, who by all accounts are terrible human beings.

    Good luck Browns fans.

  39. The way Jimmy Haslam views this situation…he actually sees Johnny Manziell as the one creating these “distractions,” when in reality he’s just having some fun while living his ultimate dream. I would fully understand the media jumping all over Manziell if he were guilty of some kind of wrong-doing, but until that happens…it’s the media who needs to tone it down. Back off the kid and let him breathe, stop incessantly asking his teammates what they think about his off-field decisions, and quit trying to create controversy out of thin air.

  40. He’s just enjoying himself before having to face the Steelers’ new and improved defense, a combination of power and speed. I can understand that.

  41. It is any wonder that the Browns have began to start potential talks with Brian Hoyer on a contract extension? I never wanted Manziere, I like others, wanted Bridgewater. But heaven forbid the Browns make the “safe” pick. For the sake of all Browns fans, I actually hope he succeeds, but this act is already getting old before he has even taken his first NFL snap..

  42. This explains why the Browns are trying to work out an extension with Hoyer.

  43. To Bad they got him under contract they should have waited til training camp now it is to late to cut his a55.

  44. I’m a Browns fan and I hated this pick when they made it. I bet they’re beginning to second guess themselves too. This is a blue collar area with many people struggling to make ends meet. Play hard and earn your money. Don’t flaunt it Manziel.

  45. As a die hard Browns fan I want this guy to fail. I hate having him on this team. I hope Hoyer wins this job and keeps it. Trade Johnny Football to Dallas – Jones wants him – for whatever we can get.

  46. You can get away with a lot in the NFL….beating your girl, drunk driving, stabbing, biting etc….but the one thing you can’t ever do is hang out with Justin F’n Beiber.

  47. I gave this kid the benefit of the doubt right up to the moment he did his stupid “.money, money, money I Got Paid” thing as his first action upon finally getting picked in the draft.

  48. All this partying and boozing around. To me, it looks like football is the last thing on his mind. If nothing else, it’s a very bad image when you’re fighting to win the QB job. To me, it reeks of entitlement. The Browns would be crazy to give him the starting job at this point. Sit him on the bench for a season and then we’ll see if he goes out partying with the Biebs.

  49. Huge Viking fan here. I said this before and will say it again. I have no faith whatsoever in Rick Spielman, he wanted Manziel over Bridgewater. He wanted to trade up to get this guy before he traded up to get Teddy B.

    Teddy B. might turn out to be a decent player, let’s hope so, but never forget who Spielman really wanted. If Teddy B. turns out to be decent, Spielman will look good, but not in my book.

    He really wanted this guy as his first choice.

    May God help this franchise.

  50. It is now official. The Browns have replaced the Jets as the NFL Circus franchise. Sorry Rex, this kid patented stupid, and he’s going to hold the title for the two years he’s in the league before he flames out.

    Again, that scouting report about his lack of work ethic and focus seems amazingly prescient.

  51. If the Browns and their fans keep discouraging Manziel’s behavior, he’s just going to get sick of playing in Cleveland — should Manziel turn out to be great, is he going to want to stay on a team that publicly rained on his fun?

    I would at least let Manziel do as he pleases until it’s clear that he’s hurting the team’s play on the field. You don’t want to lose a possibly great and exciting player to another team just because he’s not a choir boy.

  52. The biggest tool in America hanging out with the biggest tool in Canada, while being protected by their pimp. How cute. I’ve never hoped for somebody’s career to fail before today, but I hope this kid is gone from the league sooner than later.

  53. If the Browns had a brain they would have included a clause to control this type of behavior in his contract and fine him so much that daddy will have to get little boy to stop and act like a man.

  54. A match made in heaven… If this foosball thing don’t work out for Johnny maybe he can be a backup singer/dancer for Justin…

  55. I wonder if LeBron still has Johnny’s back? LeBron what’s your real thoughts on Johnny? I picture his team mates hoping he gets his bell rung to hopefully knock some sense into him if that’s at all possible

  56. Im not a Cleveland or Manziel fan. But how do pictures and hanging out effect his play? You think Prime Time wasn’t living it up?

    Tom Brady in his early days of Super Bowls always said how he partied it up and didn’t want to be looked up to.

    Now, come September or whenever he gets on the field, if he pulls up lame then Im right there with you. But I don’t want to be the guy saying he’s a bust, and then he runs for 2 TDs and throws for 2 in his debut.. Just sayin

  57. I am trying to figure out the look on Johnny Fratboys face. Is it a “oh crap they told me to tone it down and here I am” or is it “oh my god I am in a selfie with Bieber”

  58. The next report I read of him studying the Browns playbook will be the first!
    This is a full-time job and Football is year round now. Get your head out of your azz and into your team.

  59. Haslam wanted Manziel because he thought Manziel would sell many tickets. He was correct. Many Cleveland fans have already bought season tickets…to watch a hungover Manziel hold a clipboard every Sunday. Next summer, they will pay good money to watch Manziel be a celebrity wrestler at Wrestlemania.

  60. I have said from day 1 i wanted mettenberger, murray or McCarron. If the Browns couldnt handle Johnny Circus then they never should have drafted him.

    I hope he is a success for the Browns, for the Browns sake, but i honestly dont think hes game translates to the NFL and ive said that from Day 1.

    This is why the Browns continue to be a trainwreck, its called dumb decision making, just like the decision to pass on Sammy Watkins, when they knew theres a great chance Gordon is going to be suspended.

    There is no curse its called horrible drafting and horrible decisions. This is what you get when you have an incompetent front office and incompetent ownership. This is what you get when you fire Chud after 1 season. Its amazing how all those decisions translate to the trAinwreck and soap opera called the Cleveland Browns.

  61. Honestly I’ve tried standing up for the kid. On one hand, don’t draft Johnny Manziel is this wasn’t what you wanted. However, this kid is just downright immature. I agree people should get off his back to an extent, but at this point it just seems he’s like a 16 year old kid who thinks he knows everything, and is doing this stuff just to spit in people’s faces and show he can. This guy isn’t ready to lead an NFL team of grown men. He’s too immature. He wasn’t doing this last year, when he was in college. If I was a Cleveland fan, I would want him to fail at first. Maybe that will be his wake up call that the world doesn’t revolve around Johnny, and you don’t get everything you want by not working for it. He’s been handed everything in his life to this point, and it clearly shows.

  62. When the season comes his weekends will be tied up with football. Now if he does this stuff on a non-bye week during the season, then you need to admit you made a total bonehead decision, just add tuus to the list of your last 100 bonehead decisions, and release him.

    Hell you are still paying your last 4 head coaches, hes cheaper than they are.

  63. Haslam blowing his fuse in 3….2….1. I bet they are regretting this draft pick already. I know I would be.

  64. I always rooted for Johnny Football in college, but he’s become impossible to root for in the NFL.
    I’ve never known the Manning family to embarrass another player (except defensive players on the field), but for them to kick him out of their passing camp, you have to be pretty bad. That should have scared off every NFL team. Thank God for the Browns being in the AFC North. They’ll never be a contending team. As a Bengals fan, it’s nice to know!

  65. Thanking my lucky stars the Vikings didn’t take Manziel! It would suck to have to hate the one new player who held my entire franchise’s future in his hands.

    A friend of Bieber’s is an enemy of mine. Sorry Cleveland!

  66. Hanging out with the Biebs takes him from Johnny Hero to Johnny Zero. Maybe Johnny should have random drug test right now.

  67. Celebrity Man Guy strikes again!

    In all honesty though? There is only one QB who can have a heart to heart and show JFF what his future self looks like and that’s Todd Marinovich. Their stories are eerily similar.

  68. What a moron. He’s battling for a starting job, and I guarantee the other guy Hoyer, who has time in the system, is studying and mentally preparing to win the job.

    He doesn’t know how to be an NFL player, let alone a leader, or QB of a team.

    Hoyer isn’t even that good, he’s mediocre at best. He’s serviceable. Not beating him out would be a big mark against Manziel, even if he is a rookie.

    Remember folks, when they say…he’s just a rookie, he doesn’t know what’s going on, or know the system very well, or as well as Hoyer…well duh…he’s out partying, that’s why.

    …and Johnny Football is wrong, Alcohol stays in your system and effects you for close to a week after, which means if he parties every weekend, he’s literally affected almost 100 percent of time.

    So if he’s mentally unprepared, are we going to use the rookie crutch? Or are we going to notice he didn’t spend his time wisely and was drinking instead of studying.

    People like to compare him to Namath, but forget the massive differences. You can’t compare him to Namath, because it was a different time. Hell probably close to half the guys in the NFL smoked back then. They also were alot smaller. Joe Namath was 6’2″ at a time when defensive linemen were 250 lbs. Manziel is ~6 foot/207 going against Dlinemen who are 300-350. Teams/players didn’t prepare in the same way, and most guys had offseason jobs. Comparing Namath to Manziel and trying to draw glean something accurate from it is about as dumb as it gets.

    In the NFL, the guy who works harder, gets the starting nod. Hoyer, not to mention the rest of the NFL defenses are preparing, while Manziel is partying, and only a moron like Manziel would expect to win the starting spot, while giving the incumbent such a huge advantage.

    Manziel is living in la la land. Oh yeah Johnny, it’s looking bright for you to win the job, that’s why the owner is pissed off at you after you pissed on his advice and the GM is negotiating an extension with your competition, who DOES take the NFL seriously.

    Have we degraded as a country so far that all the above is no longer common sense? Because that’s what it is.

  69. Who does he think he is?

    Broadway Joe?!

    He better put up on the field or he’ll be washed out of the league in three years.

  70. Oh and remember folks, it isn’t the offseason for players. Once the camps start, and for ROOKIES, once they get handed the playbook, it’s JOB TIME. Not FUN TIME.

    The season for fans doesn’t start until September. In the NFL, the season starts in April/May.

    Why can’t people realize in the NFL, right now IS NOT the offseason.

  71. Why would anyone want to hang out with that no-talent little twerp anyway?????????

  72. I’m glad my squad opted for the more mature and NFL ready QB. I actually feel bad for the Browns because here comes another 6-10.

    On a side note, Manziel looks like he has 10 years on Bieber. Must be all that clean living : 0

  73. You know, Johnny, just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!

  74. Wow, so many people get rubbed the wrong way with Johnny. I hope he succeeds, at least his post game press conferences won’t be boring.

  75. jmc8888 says: Jul 1, 2014 12:03 PM

    Oh and remember folks, it isn’t the offseason for players. Once the camps start, and for ROOKIES, once they get handed the playbook, it’s JOB TIME. Not FUN TIME.

    The season for fans doesn’t start until September. In the NFL, the season starts in April/May.

    Why can’t people realize in the NFL, right now IS NOT the offseason.


    Probably because it IS the off season. Training camp doesn’t start in Cleveland until July 25th. It is July 1st which means all the Browns players can hang out with Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Justine Bateman or whomever they want. People are treating this like he’s Dennis Rodman missing Chicago Bulls NBA finals practice to hang out with Hulk Hogan (or am I the only one old enough to remember that one) and even then the Bulls still won the NBA title.

    Do you really think Payton Manning has a playbook in his hand while shooting all those Papa Johns, Oreo Cookie and RCA adds they bug us with during the season???

  76. As a Vikings fan I wanted Manziel in the draft, but everyday I feel more and more comfortable on our pick as ours is resting up, going to all the workouts, and kickin’ it on some Madden.

  77. Nobody wishes injury on players, despite all the smack talking between rivaled teams fans.

    …and yet, I look forward to this fool getting destroyed on the field.



    At this point people are just posting whatever they can about Manziel because they know it generates clicks. If you really want to stop hearing about Manziel stop clicking on the articles. Then the media will stop covering his every move.

    We’re all part of the problem

  79. Is it me or are Johnny and Barney Rubble separated at birth? As a life long Browns fan I could care less about this. He’ll learn soon enough what it takes to be a pro. If he doesn’t adjust, he’ll be a bust like every other QB we’ve had. Spend sme coin and get the “honk” fixed, Johnny.

  80. Who cares. He’s just having a good time. As long as he is classy about it and doesn’t do the money phone thing again, or drop F bombs on video. Leave the kid alone. He is just having a good time. Now would I have hung out with a little bee bop like Bieber? Hell no, he’s a twit. But so what? Who cares what JFF does in his spare time as long as he is not abusing his body or doing something illegal or comes across as a bad role model.

  81. For the first time (in quite some time) Jerry Jones looks like a genius… the pressure ans spotlight were on him to draft Manziel, and he did not.

  82. If I’m Cleveland, I am trying to future out a way out of this contract and picking up the best veteran available!!!!!! This kid has had loser written all over him for years! and they were stupid to draft him!

  83. You people don´t really get it. Do you really think that he would hang out with Bieberlady just for fun? Manziel takes only care of Hoyers extension.

  84. But Browns fans now can look forward to the Biebs performing the National Anthem at home games. That’s a good look, right?

  85. If Joe Thomas has a smidgen of guts – he does an ole and lets JM get creamed out and then tells him – “If I’m working – you’re working, you didn’t want to work in July/August, I won’t work in October – get it?”

  86. You have to respect Manziel. Top player in college football. Add to that this very unique quality. He does not care what others think. Much like the old Sinatra sound, he is going to do it his way. Not Haslam’s way, or any poster’s way. His way. Hey, as long as he gets results on the field, does not harm his body or do something illegal or comes across like a jerk, who cares? Good for him that he lives his life on his terms.

  87. Ok, I am a Vikings fan and very happy they drafted Teddy but this kid is over 21 and now rich. Heck, 1/2 of us on this board are going to get drunk this weekend and party. I say go for it and live it up! And time will tell if the kid is a bust or not.

  88. It’s pretty sickening with all the talk about this prima donna Manziel who has yet to take an NFL snap. I hope he gets completely pulverized by passrushers over and over and has a real short NFL career.

  89. I’m grateful that Manziel is in the headlines and not Tim Tebow, as far as circus QB’s go.

    Manziel is a bit more entertaining.

  90. Maybe Bieber will be on the sidelines wearing a skirt and shaking pom poms when his little Johnny is on the field.

  91. Manziel has not played one down in the NFL and already he turns me off. Another Tebow on the rise . Hang around with a punk and throw the money symbol , hard to pull for this guy.

  92. I don’t really see anything wrong with what this “kid” is doing. Everybody needs to relax. He’s a 21 yr old fresh outta college with a little disposable income. He hasn’t proven to be much of a trouble maker OR a trouble finder. He hasn’t even played a single game in the league yet. Before we judge we need to see something on which to judge and “partying” isn’t that. Thus far there is no indication that this had affected his ability to produce, until then what’s the “real” story here?


  94. “Boy Johnny, you can really sling those eggs!” – Love Biebs

  95. He already looks about 40 in that picture. If he keeps up this pace he’ll be an old man by the time he’s 25.

  96. Disclaimer: I’m about to throw some all-time heavyweight sports names out there. I’m not comparing Manziel to any of them, or any of them to one another. Just providing examples of guys who were notorious partiers and still had success in their pro careers.

    Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Joe Namath, Ken Stabler (and for that matter pretty much every member of the Golden-Era Raiders teams), the Cowboys 90s dynasty, and the list goes on and on and on.

    If you’re good enough, it doesn’t matter if you like to party. As long as you put in the required amount of work and you have the chops you can be successful.


  98. How do you Manziel fan boys (Aggies and Browns) feel about your hero now?

  99. Isn’t this Bieber kid some sort of tean idol? Why are so many men, presumably football fans so obsessed with him?

  100. Can’t wait to see what kind of fan proudly wears this punk’s jersey.

  101. I wonder if the Manziel posts garner as much attention as the Tebow posts did? Manziel can throw the ball a bit and his life seems more interesting than Tebow’s. The hate toward both is pretty extreme. And always LOL @ Raven fan saying Browns are irrelevant, so much so you seem obsessed with them. And the Bengal fan who says the Browns’ receivers don’t exist must have missed the “Ok” tight end and wide-out Cleveland has.

  102. At this point in time I don’t know if the Brown’s curse going to ruin Manziel or is the Manziel curse going to ruin the Browns ?

  103. Meanwhile, Tony Romo has had to announce he’s giving up golf because people thought that was stealing too much attention from being a QB. Because that’s how critical people are of NFL quarterbacks. But it’s all different when you’re Johnny Football and every pass is going to be a touchdown. I wonder if he even plans on running actual plays or if he’ll just tell guys to go long in the huddle?

  104. Jeez, they couldn’t even find a random Kardashian to hang out with these yoyos long enough for a photo…..

  105. It’s funny how having your photo with a celebrity artist can slightly influence our view of an athlete, depending on who that artist is. For instance, if Bruce Springsteen or Bono took a selfie with Johnny Manziel, many of his critics (like me) would be going: “Really? Wow … Maybe Manziel’s not a total dork after all.”

  106. Giants or Vikings…..hmmmmmm which go the best out of Tark????? Manzel will not be a Brown year 5… Rest my case, your Honor can we recess on this?

  107. Can’t believe he’s hanging with this entitled little punk. Really expected more from you, Biebsy.

  108. How do you draft a guy and not address his off field behavior….if they had a problem with Johnny off the field parting they should have drafted someone else….as long as he is not behind during the OTA I would leave him alone….something tells me this kid is going tear it up and then flip everyone off……Just like he did in college….lets see what happens Cleveland

  109. All of this high-holy sanctimony his making it a little stifling in here. What did he do that was wrong? And isn’t this what Cleveland wants? to be talked about every day?

  110. I remember when Cam Newton, said he was going on vacation with his mom and dad after he was drafted. The media blasted him for saying that, while the whole Tim he was at IMG before the draft training , then after a week of so on vacation, Cam was back to work preparing to play on the NFL, So far Johnny is Turing out to be what the media said Cam was going to be!

  111. Manziel is partying…Bridgewater is honing his skills on Madden…what’s Bortles doing?

  112. Johnny has big feet and big hands but the Beebs makes him look much taller.
    Paparazzi will appreciate Floyd, Johnny Football and the Beebs becoming buddies – opportunity for many times the exposure. JFF knows exactly what he is doing by toning it down like this. He is sending everyone a message that he will not be controlled. He doesn’t give a damn what people think.

  113. Is that Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber??..can’t tell them apart without my glasses on…not sure but they may be one-in-the-same. So I just refer to her/him as Miley Beiber…

  114. Well he’s hanging out with a real loser in Beiber. I think he may need to hang with someone in less trouble. He obviously doesn’t give a damn, but he might think about it when the season starts, and he sucks.

  115. To all defending Manziel…he’s hanging with BIEBER!!..
    Commence hating…..

  116. Johnny BUST-ziel. What a loser. This kid is cut from the same STUPID cloth as Aaron Hernandez: someone who doesn’t know how good he has it, how lucky he is, with poor judgement, and who cannot control himself.

  117. I’m down for the work hard party harder as long as you can produce on the field but off all of the people he could hang out with, Bieber is the worst person ever that guy is the personification of the word trouble.

  118. As a Steelers fan,

    I’m enjoying this. Just loving how this guy is a one man wrecking crew to the Browns franchise. I just wish every other team in the league had a guy like Johnny as their QB.

    At this rate, Johnny football will be in jail by week# 3 of the season. LOL! Love it!

  119. Party all you want Johnny, but hanging out with one of the most RIDICULED “celebrities” in the general public today, not to mention among real NFL players and fans, definitely does equate to giving the big middle finger to EVERYONE – owner, coaches, teammates, fans, endorsement contracts, etc. About the only people who really still actually *like* Bieber are teenage (and pre-teen) girls, and the lawyers/agents on his payroll, these days.

    Someone earlier in this thread mentioned that Johnny could at least be seen hanging out with some cool celebrities in order to boost his street cred. I think it’s finally becoming clear to even his most die-hard fans that being a celebrity is what he’s primarily about.

    Do you HONESTLY think he’s going to be capable of commanding leadership and earning the respect of 52 GROWN MEN in the locker room? Football is a TEAM game, and his personal athletic skills are only going to take him so far if his teammates are laughing at his antics as much as the rest of us armchair judges are. If they don’t buy in and shrug all of this off while being able to look up to him, then how is the team going to win on the field?

    There are also roughly 800 opposing defensive players around the league, many of which are probably wishing they were on the Brown’s schedule this year so they could have a chance to flatten this guy for making a mockery of the league that most have worked their butts off to have the opportunity to play for!

  120. And I find myself STILL wondering, has this dude even cracked open a playbook, let alone started studying it?????

    Bust waiting to happen.

  121. I’m enjoying this too, but don’t see the problem here.

    A guy hangs out with people he wants to hang out with and takes a pic. The problem is where again?


  123. These are the type of articles that throw out all ANY “he puts people in seats” argument.. these guys come and go and some people still don;t get it.

  124. I snuck into the HOF this past weekend during the syposium and Manziel could of cared less about it. He kept checking his watch so he could get back on the bus to get to his partying. You had Shazier and Roby taking pictures and shaking hands, genuinely interested and then there was this turd. He is a joke. And for all you Cleveland fans that think he is going to be here after 4 maybe 5 years when Romos Contract is up is fooling themselves. He don’t want to be in Cleveland no more than Lebron did.

  125. manziel is a joke and the sooner he gets crushed the better the nfl and the browns will be

  126. “I snuck into the HOF this past weekend during the syposium and Manziel could of cared less about it. He kept checking his watch so he could get back on the bus to get to his partying. You had Shazier and Roby taking pictures and shaking hands, genuinely interested and then there was this turd. He is a joke. And for all you Cleveland fans that think he is going to be here after 4 maybe 5 years when Romos Contract is up is fooling themselves. He don’t want to be in Cleveland no more than Lebron did.”

    …that sounds made up.

  127. So the Browns drafted Manziel hoping he had the character of Manziel. This organization always makes me feel better when I am down on my favorite team.

  128. Only fair to throw out there the fact that Kyle Shanahan got along with zero of his QBs in Washington. Does Manziel sound like the easy-to-coach kid that is going to break that streak? What a match: The bratty punk QB and the OC who made coordinator in record time based entirely on the fact his dad won two Super Bowls.

  129. Meanwhile back in Gotham ….Manning, Brady, Wilson, Brees, and possibly Bridgewater and Bortles are busy studying film and eating lean chicken, Swiss chard and rice.

  130. Hey,the bosses stood there on national TV and told him to act like a backup because he’s the backup,so be it. The NFL’s new goldmine. Most hated player without taking a snap. Thanks to him I bought an inflatable swan to drink on and pull out my stack-phone whenever chicks are around. Keep getting those hits Johnny Boy,marketing loves ya!

  131. For all you NFL old-timers and other HOF’ers:

    How would Ted Hendricks, a notorious and legendary hard-hitting party guy in his own right, have reacted to an opposing (or especially his own) QB hanging out with, say, Boy George back in the early ’80’s?

    This reference is entirely relevant. Would Hendricks have cared about any of his teammates or opponents hitting the bars and clubs constantly? Not a chance! But doing so with the pop singer of the day who was the brunt of constant public ridicule and innuendo? Absolutely!!!

    Hendricks and other defensive ends back then would have been licking their chops to level little Johnny for bringing such embarrassing headlines to their league. That is one thing that has not changed over time.

    I welcome a thumbs-down on this comment from anyone who’s ever played, or known, a professional football player, at any level!

  132. I did forget that the Biebs and Manziel are almost the same age but yea, its getting tougher defending him. Of course all will be forgiven if he produces in the preseason and earns his way to being the starter down the road.

  133. is johnny an alt lifestyler…. thought Bieber only hangs with he/shes and such

    why would anyone be seen with a punk like Bieber unless they were being paid?

    come on Johnny, wake up

  134. So in 4 year or so we will be reading articles on how Johnny Manziel is broke and can’t hang out with his rich “friends”.

  135. “Per TMZ, police were twice called to Bieber’s house due to noise (possibly by Keyshawn).”

    Yeap, Keyshawn was running all over Bieber’s lawn and waving his hand in the air and screaming to the top of his lungs, “Just Give me the Damn Ball!”

  136. I have to wonder how old Paul Brown would’ve handled this guy. I’ll reserve my judgement until I see him on the field, week after week.

  137. I can’t think of a better way to not solidify your character with your team than by hanging out with JB

  138. This dude is a joke who will be by his side when he gets punked first opener against blitzburgh and by the way u one funny looking dude😃😃😃

  139. Johnny Football’s going to learn just how expendable he is if he doesn’t perform within the next two years. You’re not the A&M BMOC anymore, son.

  140. Matt Leinhart 2.0……………..

    Former Heisman winner, first round draft pick and absolute BUST because he was more concerned with being a celebrity than getting his arse acclimated to the NFL….

  141. Hopefully Matt Leinert, probably Ryan Leif, worst case Todd Marinovich…sad waste of talent.

  142. Who you kidding? Bieber IS a freaking girl. Not even a woman. I can’t believe ANY NFL player…scratch that ANY FOOTBALL player would hang with that punk.

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