Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Browns' Joe Haden: 'Johnny Manziel is definitely not a joke'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns cornerback Joe Haden, fresh off the Pro Bowl and making the rounds on radio row at the Super Bowl Wednesday, took exception to one of his teammates anonymously blasting Johnny Manziel last week. "Johnny is definitely not a joke,'' Haden, who's in town in his new role as a Global..." January 29

  • Dansby: 'Without a doubt' Manziel can lead Browns "Joe Haden hasn't given up on Johnny Manziel. The Browns cornerback told Around the NFL on Wednesday that Cleveland's first-round passer can still emerge as the long-term solution under center. "I feel like he could be. He could be," Haden said. "Rookie seasons, they go however, but I think..." January 28

  • Manziel's Preparation, Commitment and Lifestyle Questioned "The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted..." January 24

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    New #Browns OC John DeFilippo: Whoever is going to be in the QB room is going to get a clean slate. I'm looking forward to working w/Manziel

  • ESPN defends Skip Bayless saying Johnny Manziel has an alcohol problem on 'First Take'

    USA Today "Even by his own standards, it was stunning last week when Skip Bayless told a national TV audience on First Take that Johnny Manziel “has a problem with alcohol” and needs to “get some help,” essentially calling the Browns quarterback an alcoholic." January 06

  • Johnny Manziel -- Drinks Thrown at QB ... at Houston Nightclub "Johnny Manziel was attacked with drinks at a Houston nightclub this weekend ... after the Cleveland Browns QB got into it with a group of hecklers ... TMZ Sports has learned. It all went down at Dekan nightclub in Houston late Sunday night -- Manziel arrived with some friends looking to have a..." January 05

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes for partying … but keeps on partying

    Page Six "Embattled Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel apologized for his partying ways on Monday — then promptly hit a club. “It’s about being accountable . . . instead of looking like a jackass,” Manziel said of being a distraction to teammates and sleeping through medical treatment because he’d..." December 31

  • Browns GM says owner didn't force draft selection of Johnny Manziel

    The Score "Despite some speculation to the contrary, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer insists that owner Jimmy Haslam did not force the team's hand in selecting quarterback Johnny Manziel in the 2013 draft. An incredibly disappointing rookie season has many questioning the Browns' decision to..." December 30

  • Report: Manziel out drinking until 1:30 a.m. before being late

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said his most recent screwup had nothing to do with throwing a party, but he offered no excuses for letting his team down. On Saturday, Manziel was fined by the Browns for showing up late to receive treatment on his injured hamstring. A report later..." December 29

  • Mike Pettine disappointed in Johnny Manziel, open to using draft pick on QB

    SB Nation "Browns head coach Mike Pettine isn't sugarcoating his concerns over Johnny Manziel's future in Cleveland. In the wake of a disappointing rookie year capped by yet another round of late-night partying rumors, a candid Pettine made it clear on Monday that his team will be looking to improve under..." December 29

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel: I need to stop being 'a jackass'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said Monday he was "irate" with recent reports that he threw a party the night before arriving late to the facility for treatment. He told reporters he had a few friends from Texas over on Friday and overslept Saturday, but played no part in Josh Gordon's..." December 29

  • Browns not committed to Johnny Manziel

    Sporting News "Despite spending a first-round pick and several sleepless nights on Johnny Manziel, the Browns aren’t sold on the controversial QB. Following Sunday’s 20-10 loss to the Ravens, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam made it clear that the marriage with Manziel is not set in stone. "Clearly quarterback's..." December 29

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I don't think it'd be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel, who's done for the season with his hamstring injury, vowed Tuesday to take his job a lot more seriously in the future, but also says it would be a mistake for the Browns not to make him their quarterback of the future. "I don't think it would be fair to give up on somebody after..." December 23

  • Johnny Manziel out for season with hamstring injury

    SB Nation "After a disappointing first professional start, Johnny Manziel's second attempt lasted less than one half. According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, a hamstring injury will prevent him from getting another shot until next season. Manziel hurt his hamstring during the second quarter of the..." December 23

  • Manziel at facility more than 5 hours early "Johnny Manziel called his ugly debut as an NFL starter an "absolutely" humbling experience, and his midweek preparation habits for Sunday's game at Carolina seem to validate those words. ESPN spotted Manziel's car arriving at the Browns' facility at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than five..." December 17

  • Buzz about Cleveland Browns' QB Johnny Manziel is greatly diminished

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You Said It is based on the premise that the only thing Cleveland sports fans need more than a championship is a sense of humor... YOU SAID IT (The Expanded Midweek Edition) Bud: How quickly can a player come down with 'diminishing skills?' – Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park If the..." December 16

  • Merril Hoge says whoever drafted Johnny Manziel should be fired

    Sporting News "Johnny Manziel has had a rough 24 hours. The Browns were shut out against the Bengals, opposing players did his signature "money" sign, and of course the media jumped on him. ESPN's Merril Hoge has always been skeptical of Manziel, and the thrashing he took at the hands of Cincinnati didn't..." December 16

  • Bengals' defense makes mockery of Manziel

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Domata Peko and a small group of his teammates headed out to dinner Saturday night in downtown Cleveland, the trend began. Fans spotted the players and inevitably offered up the Johnny Manziel money sign. On the team bus traveling to the stadium, every turn exposed a new group of Browns..." December 15

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I feel like it was a fail on my part'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the Bengals' bus ride over to FirstEnergy Stadium, they peered out the window only to see Browns fans everywhere flashing them the Johnny Manziel money sign. After a week full of Johnny Football this and Johnny Football that, it was the final nudge they needed to humiliate the rookie in his..." December 15

  • Browns fan who sparked fight apologizes to Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two nights before his first NFL start, Johnny Manziel received an apology from the fan who approached him at his apartment building on Nov. 22 and sparked a fight. Sandusky native Chris Gonos, 33, posted the apology on his Facebook account and also sent it to Northeast Ohio Media Group: Dear..." December 14

  • Johnny Manziel: Marvin Lewis' 'midget' remark 'absolutely funny'

    USA Today "Marvin Lewis' verbal cheap shot at Johnny Manziel — the Cincinnati Bengals head coach called the newly appointed starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns a "midget" — is the latest indication that the high-profile rookie remains a marked man. The barb provided fresh evidence that Manziel..." December 11

  • Browns appear set to give offensive reins to Johnny Manziel

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Coach Mike Pettine sounded resigned to making a change at quarterback and giving Johnny Manziel his first NFL start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pettine’s tone and demeanor suggested demoting Brian Hoyer as starter was a move he didn’t expect to make but could no longer avoid. “I..." December 09

  • Johnny Manziel to start for Browns this week

    Pro Football Talk "The move everyone expected a week ago has finally been made, and the homeless guy who suggested him will now get to see the fruits of his labor. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer have been told that Manziel would start this week against the Bengals. It’s..." December 09

  • Browns coach not ready to name QB starter "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine was not ready on Monday afternoon to name his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He must choose between veteran Brian Hoyer, who has started the first 13 games, and rookie Johnny Manziel. "We're going to meet on..." December 08

  • Browns fans are ready for Johnny Manziel to start

    USA Today "Disheartened Cleveland Browns fan Vinny Kamms, 18, stood with a buddy waiting on autographs outside the team’s complex Monday talking about the quarterback most Browns fans want under center Sunday when as if on cue, Johnny Manziel wheeled his sleek black Porsche into the player’s parking lot at..." December 08

  • Brian Hoyer to start for Browns "The Cleveland Browns' faith in Brian Hoyer continues, and so does Johnny Manziel's spot on the bench. After two days of deliberation, Cleveland will start Hoyer for the 13th straight game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday. "After thorough..." December 03

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    #Scoopage: The Manziel Era is NOT beginning in Cleveland yet as Brian Hoyer has been informed he will start this weekend vs Indy

  • Brian Hoyer feels he deserves nod over Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer still believes he's the best man to lead the Browns in the hotly contested AFC North race. "(I do) because we're here. We're 7-5,'' he said Monday in the locker room. "This just doesn't happen by luck. It was hard-earned, and we've worked to get where we're at...." December 01

  • Johnny Manziel could take over as Browns starter

    SB Nation "Mike Pettine said he's strongly considering making a change at quarterback after Manziel's impressive showing against Buffalo. Johnny Manziel made his long-awaited Cleveland Browns debut on Sunday, coming off the bench to score a touchdown and infuse some life into a listless offense in a loss..." December 01

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns manziel said the man who accosted him Friday night was "very intoxicated" and "very aggressive."

  • Browns Won't Start Manziel in 2014, Not Sold on Hoyer Long-Term

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns won a close game Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons, but quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled throughout with zero touchdowns and three interceptions." November 25

  • Manziel and his entourage involved in brawl, per report

    SB Nation "Members of Johnny Manziel's entourage were involved in a massive brawl early Saturday morning in downtown Cleveland, according to a police report obtained by Scene. Police responded to a report of a "riot" involving 20 men and two security guards in a high-priced downtown apartment complex. The..." November 25

  • Topps releases Johnny Manziel baseball card

    Fox Sports Ohio "You may recall the San Diego Padres drafting Johnny Manziel in the 28th round (No. 837 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft back in June. While the Cleveland Browns backup quarterback opted not to ditch the pads and cleats for a future on the diamond, Topps baseball cards decided to capitalize on the..." November 19

  • Johnny Manziel still has chip on shoulder after Texans passed on him "When the Texans face the Browns Sunday, rookie Johnny Manziel will be where he's been for virtually the entire season: On the bench. Meanwhile, Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett, acquired in a trade with the Patriots just before the season, will make his first NFL start. In the weeks and months..." November 15

  • Tiger Woods wouldn't sign autograph for 10-year-old Johnny Manziel "The least surprising thing I've read all day is that Johnny Manziel was a big Tiger Woods fan growing up. He told GolfDigest he even had his parents get him a Scotty Cameron putter like Woods had when Manziel was growing up. "I had everything Tiger," said Manziel. "I wanted to be just like..." November 14

  • Browns GM: 'I want Johnny to play when Johnny's ready to play' "Johnny Manziel was busy last week and it had nothing to do with actually playing football. He made news when he tweeted out the cell number of a friend, was shown cursing at officials during LeBron James' return to Cleveland, and even found himself on the December cover of Golf..." November 05

  • Johnny Manziel tweet a prank "What appeared to be a slip by Johnny Manziel, posting his phone number on Twitter on Friday night, was in fact a prank on a friend, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The backup Cleveland Browns quarterback posted the number of a buddy who was "bugging" him and tried to make it look like a..." November 04

  • Mike Pettine 'can sense' Johnny Manziel's frustration with not playing: 'He's quiet, you can feel it'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine revealed Wednesday that he knows Johnny Manziel is frustrated with not playing. "I can sense it,'' said Pettine. How can he sense it? "Well, I just think that he's quiet. I just think you feel it,'' said Pettine. "I'd be shocked -- maybe I'm imposing it on him..." October 29

  • What did Jon Gruden reportedly tell Raiders about Manziel on draft night?

    Fox Sports Ohio "On draft night, analyst Jon Gruden was at a desk as part of television coverage of the event. He also was apparently "imploring" his former employer, the Oakland Raiders, trying to persuade them to draft a certain big-name quarterback with whom he may or may not be slightly infatuated. If you..." October 28

  • Hoyer: I don’t even think about getting benched for Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie quarterback Derek Carr is the starter in Oakland. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is the starter in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter in Minnesota. And now rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger is the starter in Tennessee. But rookie quarterback Johnny..." October 23

  • Browns briefly discussed going to Johnny Manziel in Jacksonville but Brian Hoyer 'is still firmly our starter'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With Brian Hoyer coming off his worst game as a Cleveland Brown, the public drumbeat for Johnny Manziel is growing louder, but coach Mike Pettine is marching to his own beat. "Brian is still firmly our starter,'' said Pettine, still admittedly feeling the sting of Sunday's 24-6 loss to the..." October 21

  • Manziel knows how suspended RB Todd Gurley feels and urges NCAA to 'free Gurley'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel knows exactly how suspended Georgia tailback Todd Gurley feels right now, which is why he tweeted out to his 1.2 million followers Friday: #FreeGurley. "I obviously know what Todd's going through right now and I feel for him,'' said Manziel, who was..." October 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In preseason, it made sense #Browns would reevaluate QB position after the bye. They have. It’s still Brian Hoyer. Not time for Manziel yet

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel files trademark for 'Johnny Cleveland' "Johnny Manziel might not lead the NFL in touchdown passes this year, but he's definitely going to lead the league in trademarks. Manziel and his company, JMan2, have filed a trademark for the name 'Johnny Cleveland,' according to If you're keeping track at home, because who isn't at..." September 05

  • ESPN's Merril Hoge says Johnny Manziel is a 'juvenile punk'

    USA Today "If ESPN’s Merril Hoge thinks Jadeveon Clowney is an “atrocious” football player, as he called him in April, you can only imagine what he has to say about Johnny Manziel. Hoge appeared on Pittsburgh’s WDVE-FM on Wednesday and the conversation turned to the Steelers’ Week 1 opponent and their..." September 04

  • Merrill Hoge: Johnny Manziel 'has no business' playing in NFL yet "Johnny Manziel is extremely polarizing. He has many fans and probably more critics. Count Merrill Hoge among them, in a big way. Hoge appeared on 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning and completely torched the Browns rookie quarterback. Hoge claimed Manziel "has no business" playing in..." September 03

  • Mike Tomlin: Steelers expect Johnny Manziel to play Sunday "Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that the Steelers expect Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to play in Sunday's season opener in Pittsburgh. The Browns announced earlier this month that 28-year-old Brian Hoyer would be the team's starter. Cleveland selected Manziel with the..." September 02

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

  • Is Johnny Manziel just Tim Tebow with a better arm and bad attitude?

    New York Post "This week has made it clear that it isn’t too soon to wonder whether Johnny Football will ever make it in the NFL. To wonder if he’s just Tim Tebow with a better arm and a much worse attitude. The Browns couldn’t have made it any easier for Johnny Manziel to win the starting quarterback job,..." August 22

  • Pettine on Manziel: Could be 'scenario where he doesn't play this year' "First-year coach Mike Pettine could have done better with the Browns' quarterback situation in recent weeks, but he seems to have learned from his mistake. After naming Brian Hoyer the starter, Pettine put to rest the idea that rookie Johnny Manziel could see the field in specialty packages or..." August 21

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