Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jerry Jones: Johnny Manziel could have been Tony Romo’s successor

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jerry Jones again has expressed some semblance of regret over not taking Johnny Manziel when the Dallas Cowboys had the chance to draft the quarterback with the 16th-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. With Romo out for the season and the fact that he’ll be 36 entering the 2016 season, Jones..." December 01

  • Johnny Manziel will be active for tonight's game against the Baltimore Ravens

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In a somewhat surprising move, Johnny Manziel will be active for tonights' game against the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium, a league source told Manziel, who lost his starting job to Josh McCown on Tuesday, will serve as the third quarterback behind Josh McCown and Austin..." November 30

  • Jon Gruden on Johnny Manziel: 'If you stay with him you're going to be glad you did'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, in town for Monday night's game between the Browns and Ravens, hopes that Johnny Manziel's demotion to third string quarterback marks the beginning of his NFL career and not the end. "If he wants to be a great quarterback and realize his potential, let this be the day..." November 29

  • Josh Gordon appears to tweet about wanting Johnny Manziel to start

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon appeared to tweet Saturday about his buddy Johnny Manziel. Gordon is suspended for the season for being a repeat violator of the league’s substance abuse policy. He tweeted his intention to watch the Browns’ game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday..." November 29

  • Mike Pettine doesn't deny Johnny Manziel was dishonest about partying

    CBS Sports "Johnny Manziel's tenure as the Browns' starting quarterback lasted about a week. Then, during the team's bye -- and before he could play in a single game since the announcement by coach Mike Pettine -- Manziel was seen partying in Austin, Texas. After reportedly lying to Pettine about his..." November 28

  • Johnny Manziel Reportedly Lied to Browns About Age of Partying Video

    Bleacher Report "More information has surfaced regarding the video of Johnny Manziel partying over the weekend and his subsequent demotion to third-string quarterback for the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports (per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report),..." November 27

  • Mike Pettine: Browns didn't discuss cutting Johnny Manziel

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns did not discuss releasing Johnny Manziel, but felt they had to demote him to the third team because he violated the team's trust in him, coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday. "I told him this isn't a dead end," Pettine said. "It's a hurdle, an obstacle." Pettine made the..." November 25

  • Browns reporter believes team is ‘ready to move on’ from Johnny Manziel

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel has been demoted to third string in the wake of his alleged two-day party bender during the bye week, and it would not be a surprise if the Cleveland Browns part ways with him this offseason. Mary Kay Cabot, a plugged-in Browns reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, speculates..." November 25

  • Johnny Manziel might get benched by Mike Pettine for partying video

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he's disappointed and frustrated by the video of Johnny Manziel partying in Texas over the weekend, and that Manziel might not start Monday night against Baltimore. "When it's a repeated pattern of behavior, it's a concern," Pettine said. Manziel..." November 24

  • Josh McCown takes over as Browns starting QB "Johnny Manziel to serve as No. 3 option at position Veteran Josh McCown will start at quarterback and Johnny Manziel will serve as the third option moving forward, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday. Pettine informed McCown and Manziel of the decision after he spoke with Manziel,..." November 24

  • Johnny Manziel hints that partying video could be old

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel promised the Cleveland Browns that he would not do anything during the bye week to embarrass the organization, and some feel that he did not live up to his word. That didn’t stop Manziel from trying to defend himself when asked about the recent footage that surfaced showing him..." November 24

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine is obviously considering benching Manziel for #Ravens game: "it's disappointing. very"

  • Johnny Manziel Slammin' Champagne ... During 2 Night Party Bender

    TMZ "The old Johnny Manziel is back ... and that's not necessarily a good thing. TMZ Sports has obtained footage of the Cleveland Browns quarterback raging at a nightclub in Austin, TX on Friday night with a bottle of Dom in his hand ... the second night of a back-to-back bender. Multiple..." November 23

  • NFL announces it won't discipline Johnny Manziel for fight with his girlfriend

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Tuesday it won't discipline Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for his Oct. 12 in-car fight with girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Below is a statement from the league: "Consistent with the procedures of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, we have examined the available evidence..." November 17

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I'm not going to do anything to be an embarrassment to this organization'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel, named the Brown' full-time starter Tuesday, promised coach Mike Pettine that he'll be a model citizen -- beginning with the bye this week. "I let him know that I'm not going to do anything that's going to be a distraction to this team or be an embarrassment to the..." November 17

  • Johnny Manziel Named Starter For the Rest of the Season

    The Big Lead "Johnny Manziel, it’s your show. Just two days after a career-best performance against the Steelers, the Browns have decided to name the 2nd-year QB from Texas A&M as their starter for the rest of the season. Cleveland starter Josh McCown has been dinged up a few times this year, and Manziel has..." November 17

  • Pettine not “prepared” to name Manziel starter after bye

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Browns coach Mike Pettine said that quarterback Johnny Manziel took “a big step forward” from his performance the previous week against the Bengals. The Browns still lost 30-9 despite Manziel’s 372 passing yards while completing 33-of-45 passes,..." November 16

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel fumbles on first pass attempt, Steelers recover

    CBS Sports "There may be a not-so-quiet movement to have Johnny Manziel ascend to the top of the Browns' depth chart, but the second-year quarterback got off to an inauspicious start against the Steelers' on Sunday. On the Browns' very first offensive snap, Manziel dropped back to pass ... only to have the..." November 15

  • Pettine risking job by keeping Johnny Manziel benched

    Larry Brown Sports "Browns coach Mike Pettine may be jeopardizing his job with his continued reluctance to commit to Johnny Manziel as quarterback, according to a new report. CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that there is “sweeping support” within the organization for making Manziel the starter in..." November 15

  • Mike Pettine's decision to not start Johnny Manziel proving divisive

    CBS Sports "There is sweeping support for Johnny Manziel to take over as starter for the Cleveland Browns throughout various segments of the organization, to the point where the refusal by coach Mike Pettine to make the change may only hasten the coach's own demise. Manziel, while hardly spectacular, has..." November 15

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns are expected to start Johnny Manziel vs Pittsburgh on Sunday, per source.

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine says Josh McCown will start Sunday over Johnny Manziel if healthy enough

    Akron Beacon Journal "If Josh McCown’s ribs cooperate, he’ll return to the role of starting quarterback Sunday when the Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. If those ribs don’t progress enough, Johnny Manziel will make his fifth NFL start and the second in as many games. Browns coach Mike Pettine outlined the plan..." November 10

  • Should Browns hand Manziel keys for rest of '15? "What will the Browns do at quarterback this Sunday? This may have been an easier question to answer if Johnny Manziel was not seen roaming Texas A&M's campus this past weekend -- a near bye week given that the Browns played in Cincinnati that Thursday. There has always been a desire within the..." November 10

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t ready to name starting quarterback

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine insisted Friday he isn’t trying to keep Johnny Manziel from being Johnny Manziel. Pettine also isn’t ready to make a decision about whether to start Manziel moving forward after the Browns fell to 2-7 with a 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday..." November 07

  • Austin Davis will back up Johnny Manziel with Josh McCown ruled out for Bengals game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Josh McCown wasn't exaggerating Tuesday when he said he breathing, sleeping and moving were difficult with his rib injury. McCown, who suffered the injury during Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Cardinals, has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Bengals with the..." November 05

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    I'm told the #Browns are preparing QB Johnny Manziel to start, on the road, against the undefeated #Bengals, on a short week. Brutal task.

  • Browns preparing to start Johnny Manziel at Bengals "Two days away from battling the undefeated Bengals, the wandering Browns are turning the offense over to Johnny Manziel. With veteran passer Josh McCown battling a painful rib injury, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Tuesday that Cleveland is preparing to start Johnny Football for Thursday..." November 03

  • Pettine not ready for youth movement, so Johnny Manziel will sit Thursday if Josh McCown’s injured ribs cooperate

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns are 2-6 at the season’s midpoint, and it would take a miracle to prevent their playoff drought from extending to 13 years. But coach Mike Pettine isn’t quite ready to turn the season over to Johnny Manziel and other young players stuck behind veteran starters, meaning Josh McCown..." November 02

  • Manziel unlikely to face discipline for roadside incident "Johnny Manziel appears to be in the clear. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Cleveland Browns quarterback is not expected to be disciplined for his role in a roadside incident last week, according to sources informed of the situation. Manziel met with an NFL investigator..." October 29

  • Johnny Manziel met early Wednesday evening with NFL investigator regarding incident

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel met early Wednesday evening with an NFL investigator about his domestic incident on Oct. 12. The meeting took place at the Browns facility. Browns coach Mike Pettine said earlier today that the meeting was "imminent'' and that there was a "sense of urgency''..." October 28

  • Josh McCown expects to start over Johnny Manziel vs. Cardinals, shoulder feeling better

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh McCown's right shoulder is feeling better and he expects to start Sunday against the Cardinals over Johnny Manziel, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group. As early as Monday, after he underwent an MRI on the shoulder, McCown felt he'd be ready to go by Sunday with some rest during..." October 28

  • NFL investigators speak to police about Johnny Manziel roadside incident

    Sporting News "NFL investigators traveled to Avon, Ohio, last week to speak to police about the recent domestic roadside incident involving Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M was stopped by police, who said Manziel was driving recklessly and that his girlfriend..." October 28

  • Browns reportedly wanted Johnny Manziel to break up with girlfriend Colleen Crowley

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel had an incident with girlfriend Colleen Crowley two weeks ago that led to a police response that got the quarterback in headlines for being in trouble. If some with the Cleveland Browns reportedly had their way, Manziel would have already split up with Crowley. According to a..." October 27

  • Report: Manziel to meet with NFL regarding domestic incident

    The Score "Johnny Manziel reportedly has a meeting with the NFL. The league has scheduled an interview with the Cleveland Browns quarterback regarding a recent domestic incident the sophomore pivot had with his girlfriend, though a date and location is unknown, according to the Northeast Ohio Media..." October 26

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I hope people haven't given up on me'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel might have to start next week against the Cardinals because of Josh McCown's shoulder injury -- providing he's not suspended by the NFL by then for his domestic incident on Oct. 12. The NFL has scheduled an interview with Manziel, but the date and location of that meeting is not..." October 26

  • Johnny Manziel replaces injured Josh McCown at QB for Browns

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel took over for an injured Josh McCown with 3:26 left in the game and the Cleveland Browns trailing the Rams 24-6. The Rams ended up winning by that final score. The Browns announced that McCown was out with a right shoulder injury. " October 25

  • Johnny Manziel's troubles began again after return to backup role

    CBS Sports "While Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel had been earning rave reviews for his behavior on and off the field in the early part of the season, he began to take a turn for the worse after losing his brief grip on the starting quarterback job, sources said, culminating in his questioning by police in..." October 25

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine says Johnny Manziel 'more than likely' will serve as No. 2 QB vs. Rams

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine said Friday he expects Johnny Manziel to serve as the team's backup quarterback Sunday on the road against the St. Louis Rams. Pettine said he hadn't received any updates from the NFL regarding its investigation into Manziel's Oct. 12 in-car fight with girlfriend..." October 24

  • No word from NFL on Manziel discipline yet, Pettine says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel will "more than likely'' be active and still be the No. 2 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Rams. He also he has not heard anything from the NFL regarding possible discipline for Manziel. An NFL spokesman also told Northeast Ohio Media..." October 24

  • Roger Goodell could discipline Johnny Manziel under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "The NFL is still investigating Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's recent driving incident, but the league could discipline Manziel before that probe is complete, if it believes that he violated the personal conduct policy. The policy states that anyone believed by commissioner Roger..." October 23

  • Johnny Manziel should already be suspended for incident with girlfriend

    USA Today "Why is Johnny Manziel still on the Cleveland Browns' roster? Why hasn’t he been put on paid leave? Why hasn’t he already been placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list, which is the one place he belongs in the wake of what happened in the Cleveland suburb of Avon, Ohio, on the evening of..." October 22

  • Mike Pettine admits Johnny Manziel allegations 'disturbing' and incident 'upsetting for all of us'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Pettine acknowledged Monday that the domestic violence allegations against Johnny Manziel in the police report are 'disturbing' and that the incident is 'upsetting to all of us.' But he defended the Browns' handling of the incident and their decision not to bench or suspend Manziel for..." October 20

  • Bill Cowher says Browns should cut Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Super-Bowl winning coach and CBS analyst Bill Cowher said Sunday he'd cut Johnny Manziel in the wake of his domestic incident and coach Mike Pettine refused to address it right after the crushing 26-23 overtime loss to the Broncos. "I've watched Johnny Manziel now for a year and a half and I..." October 19

  • Johnny Manziel police video shows argument with Colleen Crowley

    Larry Brown Sports "Some footage has been released from the encounter Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend Colleen Crowley had with police last week, and it shows that Crowley was extremely upset over whatever had happened between the two. One video, which was obtained by FOX 8 in Cleveland, features audio of Manziel..." October 19

  • Paul Kruger stopped to check on Johnny Manziel during incident with girlfriend, saw ‘stress’ "Browns coach Mike Pettine and quarterback Josh McCown declined comment Sunday on last week’s incident involving Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend that prompted a call to the Avon Police. After Sunday’s 26-23 loss to the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium, Browns outside linebacker Paul..." October 19

  • Browns have serious concerns about Manziel, Cowher says he'd cut him

    CBS Sports "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, six days after he was pulled over by police following a heated argument with his girlfriend. Manziel, who spent 10 weeks in a rehab facility this offseason, admitted to officers that he had been drinking, but..." October 18

  • Browns have ‘serious concerns’ about Johnny Manziel

    Larry Brown Sports "A new report says that while the Cleveland Browns aren’t taking any action against Johnny Manziel, the organization has “serious concerns” about his conduct. Manziel was stopped by police on Monday following a dispute with his girlfriend, after which he admitted that he had been drinking. CBS’s..." October 18

  • Manziel active against Broncos

    ESPN "Despite Manziel admitting to drinking on Monday, Adam Schefter says: "The Browns have been very encouraged with his behavior this year. They've felt like he's shown signs of improvement... that this was more a blip than anything else." " October 18

  • Johnny Manziel's mentor concerned after report of him drinking alcohol

    USA Today "Johnny Manziel’s former coach and mentor is concerned to hear the Cleveland Browns quarterback is drinking alcohol after spending part of the offseason in rehab for an undisclosed reason. Julius Scott, quarterback coach and offensive coordinator at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, when..." October 18

  • Johnny Manziel Pulled Over During Domestic Dispute ... Alcohol Involved

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel's girlfriend told police the NFL star shoved her head into a window during a domestic dispute in their car on Monday ... and said both had been drinking ... this according to the police report. Cops say Manziel was initially pulled on Interstate 90 at 6 PM after someone called..." October 17