Haslam says Browns willing to help, but unable to reach Manziel

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Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam told reporters at the Super Bowl Friday that team employees have been unsuccessful in their attempts to reach quarterback Johnny Manziel.

“We’ll do anything we can to help him personally,” Haslam said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and his family. We are not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player. We are worried about Johnny Manziel the person, and I think that’s all we need to say on the issue.”

Earlier this week the Browns released a team statement that quoted new executive director of football operations Sashi Brown as saying the Browns are essentially done with Manziel from a football standpoint. For salary cap reasons, he likely won’t be released until the start of the new league year next month.

Haslam said in Cleveland last week that he believed the team’s relationship with Manziel could be fixed, but that was about 30 hours before police helicopters were searching for Manziel in Dallas. Manziel’s father said Friday he fears for his son’s life.

19 responses to “Haslam says Browns willing to help, but unable to reach Manziel

  1. Where are all the posters ridiculing Pettine for not playing Johnny?? Maybe, just maybe, he had some sort of clue that the guy was not NFL QB material?! Then again, who I am I to say. SMH

  2. I think this has progressed to the point that the mocking comments are more pathetic than the Manziel story itself.

    This kid could wind up dead by Monday morning. I’m not sure how this is worth mocking.

  3. Affluenza at it’s best. Spoiled by your rich daddy your whole life, then as an adult If you don’t get your way, have a meltdown and create a disaster. Let’s get rid of the inheritance tax so we can have as many manzeils running around America as possible.

  4. also, NFL owners have dug their own hole wasting big money and big time on all these nutjobs because they see these guys running the option against a bunch of other children?

    why do they think the Manziels and Tebows of the world are going to be able to do the same thing against long time NFL, lights out LBs and CBs that can snap them in half?

  5. I was feeling pretty upbeat that Manziel would be cut but now I’m worried.The Browns need to concentrate on winning and not social work.

  6. ohioteamsusuallysuck I hope that was sarcasm.
    First start a 31-0 blowout that was worse than the score reflected. Don’t know who you were watching.

  7. ohioteamsusuallysuck says:
    Feb 5, 2016 8:25 PM

    If Pettine would have just started him from the beginning none of this would have happened. The few times he played I always thought they had a chance to win


    It never ceases to amaze me how far people are willing to bend over to blame others instead of this kid.

    If any player ends up having a bunch of personal problems because they don’t get to start for their team at the beginning of a season, then they don’t belong in the NFL.

    What do you think he did to earn his starting position? Being terrible his rookie season and by his own admission not working hard enough? Missing multiple meetings? Lying to his coaches and getting caught in his lies?

    Come to think of it, the only time Manziel seemed to be on the right path is during this season when he wasn’t the starter. That’s when everyone said he was working harder and being a better teammate. This year’s meltdown started AFTER he was named the starter.

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