Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel returning to work "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 "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 "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 "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 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 "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 "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday, adviser Brad Beckworth told 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 "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

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    Daryl Ruiter @RuiterWrongFAN

    #Browns issue statements on Johnny Manziel entering treatment

  • 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

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