Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jim Brown 'encouraged' by Manziel's message but figures it's boom or bust

    USA Today "Jim Brown sees Johnny Manziel and thinks extremes. "I believe he's going to be a star or he's going to be a bust," Brown told USA TODAY Sports of the second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback. "There's no in-between. I like Johnny. He creates action. But there's no middle ground on Johnny. He's..." July 01

  • Johnny Manziel is retiring the money sign

    Pro Football Talk "He’s no longer Money Manziel. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said today that he’s done with the money sign, which had been his trademark celebration since his days as a Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M. “The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it,” Manziel said. That’s..." June 17

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel moves in with former high school coach

    CBS Sports "Since his disappointing rookie season that saw him flounder under center, Johnny Manziel has faced a difficult slog back to the top of the Browns' depth chart. While his quarterbacking abilities remain a work in progress, off the field, Manziel has undergone a bit of a transformation. First,..." June 10

  • Joe Haden defends Johnny Manziel: They were heckling him for two hours

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Haden has always been one of the biggest public supporters of Johnny Manziel, and his stance has not changed in the wake of Manziel’s latest incident involving an overzealous fan. Haden told reporters after practice on Tuesday that he has been with Manziel recently when fans were harassing..." June 04

  • Pettine calls report on Manziel 'irresponsible'

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine used his post practice session with the media on Tuesday to voice his displeasure with a report that came out last week that it looked as though the Browns had "moved on" from Johnny Manziel. Pettine called a report from last week's OTA's that it looked..." June 02

  • Browns open OTAs with Josh McCown starting, Johnny Manziel as the backup

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns opened organized team activities on Tuesday and wouldn't you know it, people are interested in the quarterback depth chart. Free agent acquisition Josh McCown opened workouts by taking reps with the starters while second-year player Johnny Manziel worked with the second team,..." May 27

  • LeBron’s Business Partner Mentoring Johnny Manziel

    Black Sports Online "This could be really good for the Browns quarterback. I mean if he doesn’t learn anything, discretion and how to go about your business should be on the agenda. With LeBron James and the Cavs off to the finals, the King has enlisted his best friend, Maverick Carter to mentor Johnny..." May 27

  • Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

    Cover32 "After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. " May 21

  • Weeden empathizes with Manziel for not living up to expectations

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden shares two things with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: he was one of the franchise's first-round selections and he was also taken with the 22nd overall pick. Weeden didn't live up to any kind of first-round billing at all in Cleveland, leaving..." May 12

  • Ray Farmer: Manziel 'seems dialed in and focused'

    NFL.com "Everyone wants to ask Ray Farmer about the quarterbacks. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when the Browns general manager told NFL Network's NFL Total Access how Josh McCown won the team over in free agency. "I think it's the experience factor," said Farmer in an interview that..." May 06

  • Karlos Dansby on Johnny Manziel: “He’s Grown up Right Before our Eyes”

    Sportsnaut "All of the reports from the Cleveland Browns camp since quarterback Johnny Manziel returned from his two-month long stay in rehab have been extremely positive relating to the young quarterback. A week after team captain Joe Thomas indicated that Manziel is “night and day from last year,”..." May 06

  • Source: Manziel leaves downtown pad for burbs

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel is taking a positive step since checking out of a rehab facility in early April. The Browns quarterback has moved out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and into a golf course community in a suburb west of town, according to a source. Golf has been a constructive outlet for..." May 05

  • Without drafting a quarterback, Browns give Manziel silent endorsement

    Sporting News "Browns captain Joe Thomas said Johnny Manziel is a changed man. Their Browns teammates welcomed Manziel back with open arms. But the Browns front office and coaching staff may have given Manziel the biggest endorsement during the NFL Draft by not selecting a quarterback. The Browns have four..." May 03

  • Report: Cowboys won’t pursue Johnny Manziel if he’s made available in trade

    Pro Football Talk "The matter of whether the Browns add a quarterback, be it a rookie like Marcus Mariota or a veteran like Sam Bradford, is one of the top storylines of the 2015 NFL Draft. And should Cleveland draft or trade for a quarterback, the future of Johnny Manziel would perhaps come into..." April 30

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel's commitment is 'night and day' from last year, says All-Pro Joe Thomas

    Akron Beacon Journal "The mission quarterback Johnny Manziel outlined in a statement earlier this month is to regain the trust and respect of the Browns and their fans after he spent more than 10 weeks this offseason in an inpatient rehabilitation facility that specializes in alcohol and drug addiction..." April 29

  • Ray Farmer says 'it's not true' that Browns tried to trade Johnny Manziel to Eagles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Thursday that reports that the Browns tried to trade Johnny Manziel to the Eagles are false. Two reports in early April stated that the Browns offered Manziel and picks to the Eagles in a trade for quarterback Sam Bradford . The reports were from Mack..." April 24

  • Mike Pettine shoots down report, says Johnny Manziel in Browns' plans

    Yahoo! Sports "A little less than a year ago, the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. It would be fairly crazy to give up on him after just two NFL starts, and Browns coach Mike Pettine said that's not the team's thought process. An ESPN report said the team was "90 percent..." April 21

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel returning to work

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel is set to return to the Cleveland Browns on Monday as the team begins offseason workouts. This is Manziel's first official interaction with teammates since the controversial end to his rookie season, when the team fined him for missing injury treatment in Week 17, prompting..." April 20

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, says he's working to earn back trust

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is out of rehab, and he might not be ready to discuss his various difficulties, but he is ready to say he's sorry. In a statement released by Manziel through the team, he said: "I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my..." April 18

  • Report: Browns Knew During Season Manziel Wasn’t Fully Committed

    Black Sports Online "Johnny Manziel left rehab this past Friday after a 10 week stay. According to two Browns players the team was aware that Manziel was not fully committed to the game. Left Tackle Joe Thomas spoke about how last season it was clear that things in Manziel’s life were causing a distraction. Safety..." April 15

  • Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

    Chronicle-Telegram "Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football..." April 15

  • Johnny Manziel Already Back to the Bar Scene?

    Terez Owens "Now that Johnny Manziel has been released from the rehab treatment center he voluntarily entered the big question is will he return to his partying ways. " April 13

  • Browns C Alex Mack thinks Johnny Manziel can be long-term answer

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said that quarterback Johnny Manziel has a lot of work to do to earn the trust and respect of his teammates. “I think he's going to have to prove to the team that football is important and being the man, being the starting quarterback for the..." April 08

  • Eagles Trying to Trade Bradford for Manziel and Picks in Effort to Draft Mariota

    Complex "Depending on if you're LeSean McCoy or Complex Sports' Deputy Editor, this NFL offseason has convinced you of one of two things: Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is either a no-good troll who views his players with some sort of Darren Rovell-esque anti-humanity, or he's a brilliant man with a real..." April 07

  • Johnny Manziel's challenge ahead: 'He lost a lot of trust among the guys on the team last year' -- Joe Thomas

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Almost back: Johnny Manziel reportedly played golf with his dad in Shreveport, LA, on Saturday, fueling speculation that his days in an undisclosed treatment center in Northeast Ohio are coming to an end. Tuesday completes Manziel’s 10th week in rehabilitation for an unspecified substance..." April 06

  • ESPN's Chris Mortensen says Cleveland Browns ready to give up on quarterback Johnny Manziel

    The News-Herald "Chris Mortensen of ESPN, speaking on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on April 1, indicated the Browns are ready to give up on Johnny Manziel as a wasted first-round draft after just one season. “I think about 90 percent that they have moved on (from Manziel) in their own minds except that they..." April 06

  • Report: Browns 90 percent moved on from Johnny Manziel

    CBS Sports "Less than a year ago, a text message from Johnny Manziel (and perhaps some advice from a homeless man) convinced the Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam to trade up to No. 22 and take the Texas A&M quarterback. Now the Browns are reportedly prepared for life after Manziel, who struggled in five games..." April 03

  • Johnny Manziel Has Found God in Rehab

    Terez Owens "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel, whose partying habits have been well-documented, has been receiving treatment in rehab for nearly two months. Our inside source tells us he’s due to leave permanently in a few weeks, but more telling about his stint in rehab, is that he will..." March 31

  • Manziel expected for April workouts

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns are expecting Johnny Manziel to participate in offseason workouts beginning April 20 after he completes more than two months of treatment, a source told ESPN.com. However, general manager Ray Farmer, while appearing to confirm that plan, emphasized Monday that the final..." March 24

  • Report: Johnny Manziel Is a "Different Guy" After Rehab

    Complex "About a month and a half ago, the Browns revealed that their rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel had entered a rehabilitation center to get help. They didn't announce what he was getting help for. But in a statement released at the time, the team said Manziel "knows there are areas in which he needs..." March 17

  • Jim Brown -- Praises Johnny Manziel ... 'Very Wise' to Stay In Rehab

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel is getting some major support from the greatest Brown of them all ... Jim Brown ... who tells TMZ Sports he's proud of the QB for extending his stay in a treatment program. The Cleveland Browns legend was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night when he told us, "I think..." March 11

  • Browns offensive coordinator wants Johnny Manziel to be consumed by football

    Sporting News "In the wake of Johnny Manziel entering a treatment facility, the Browns signed Josh McCown as insurance for Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. DeFilippo joined ESPN 850 WKNR Tuesday to discuss his plan for Manziel to succeed as a professional. “It’s truly a lifestyle to be an NFL..." March 04

  • Mike Pettine: Johnny Manziel 'in a better place' but Browns still need to find a QB

    The Score "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine recently visited quarterback Johnny Manziel at a rehab facility and found his quarterback's overall health to be greatly improved, Pettine told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Pettine admitted Manziel's status for 2015..." February 19

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine said Browns didn't encourage Manziel to go to rehab. "He's in a much better place than he was'' when he went in

  • Mayock still thinks Manziel can be difference-maker, 'very risky' to trade up for Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't the only ones that didn't heed Johnny Manziel's pre-draft red flags enough last year. NFL Network's Mike Mayock is still kicking himself for ignoring the warning signs of too much partying that ultimately landed Manziel in rehab last month. "I'm mad at myself a little bit..." February 17

  • Jimmy Haslam 'absolutely' still believes Johnny Manziel can start: 'It's way too early to give up on him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Wednesday that he still firmly believes Johnny Manziel can be a successful NFL starter if he gets his act together off the field. "Absolutely,'' said Haslam in a 50-minute meeting with Browns beatwriters. "I ask that question a lot to our football people -- as..." February 12

  • Kyle Shanahan: Johnny Manziel is 'a great guy'

    Sporting News "Kyle Shanahan is staying tight lipped on the details surrounding his departure from the Browns. However, recent positive remarks about Johnny Manziel indicates the troubled quarterback was not the deciding factor in Shanahan's decision to leave Cleveland. "Johnny's a great guy and I think he..." February 10

  • Brian Hoyer 'shocked' Johnny Manziel needed rehab, willing to battle him a 2nd time

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer admitted he was shocked to learn that Johnny Manziel had checked himself into rehab, and also re-iterated that he'd have no problem battling him for the starting job for the second straight season. "You spend a lot of hours together (and) I never thought it would..." February 09

  • LeBron James on Browns QB Johnny Manziel entering rehab: 'I support him and want him to get better'

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel still has Cavaliers superstar LeBron James in his corner. Manziel, a notorious partier, entered a rehabilitation program Wednesday. In a statement released Monday morning, Brad Beckworth, a friend and adviser to Manziel, said the former Heisman Trophy winner..." February 03

  • Johnny Manziel enters treatment

    ESPN "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday, adviser Brad Beckworth told ESPN.com through a Manziel spokesman. "Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate and he thought the offseason was the right..." February 03

  • Johnny Manziel reportedly turned down six-figure offer to host Super Bowl party

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel apparently is pretty serious about cleaning up his act. Manziel’s publicist announced Monday that the quarterback checked into rehab last week to address his issues and attempt to rediscover his value system. Manziel voluntarily checked into rehab according to ESPN. They also..." February 03

  • Browns hopeful for Johnny Manziel return for training camp

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel's decision to get treatment and “improve” himself is a big step with plenty of implications for the 22-year-old quarterback on and off the field. This is a delicate story because Manziel is dealing with real, raw problems. After making some calls today, talking with two people close..." February 03

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    Statement from #Browns on Manziel entering rehab pic.twitter.com/664V92tPwS

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    Daryl Ruiter @RuiterWrongFAN

    #Browns issue statements on Johnny Manziel entering treatment pic.twitter.com/eogjROWaxS

  • 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

    NFL.com "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

    ESPN "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

    TMZ "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

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