Browns May Discipline Johnny Manziel Again

The Browns may be forced to discipline Johnny Manziel yet again after yet another video of him drinking has surfaced. Coach Mike Pettine hasn’t made a final decision yet, but he admits that the team could punish the quarterback after he was filmed on Christmas Eve guzzling a black cherry Four Loko.

Anytime there’s something with our players that casts them potentially in a bad light, whether it’s Johnny or any of our other guys, it’s certainly a concern,” said Pettine (via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer). “I’m sure I’ll see it, I’ll have a discussion with him about it.”

Pettine indicated that the newest Manziel video is not asáegregious as the one from earlier this year when Manziel was captured partying at a club in Austin, Texas. That incident got Manziel temporarily demoted from starter to third-string quarterback, though it was widely reported that the Browns were more upset about him lying about the event than the event itself.

These circumstances are different from the incident that occurred before,” said Pettine, who vowed to come down hard on Manziel if he stepped out of line again. “But I’m just not going to go into a ton of detail with it until I get a little bit more information about it, but it’s something that I’m sure privately we’ll discuss if it needs to be discussed.”

Manziel spent 73 days in an addiction treatment center in the offseason and it’s believed that his treatment plan calls for him to abstain from alcohol. Manziel rushed for 108 yards against the Chiefs on Sunday and, at times, looked strong, but the Browns also need to worry about the Texas A&M product’s behavior off the field. The Browns will likely finish with one of the top two picks in the 2016 draft and they’ll need to figure out whether to use that selection on a quarterback or ride with the troubled Manziel.

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  1. davewr58

    The best discipline for a multiple offender like Manziel is to cut him. He obviously doesn’t get it and never will. He’s an alcoholic who refuses to admit his problem to himself. He needs help, not football.

    • Mike rowe

      Looks like he was in his house to me… who gives a crap.

  2. Mike rowe

    Leave him in there to make sure steelers don’t make the playoffs. I personally think johnny can be a good qb, but even if they think he can’t be that guy dnt draft another qb. First of all there aren’t any that are worth a first round pick in the draft this year. Second of all build a team that gives a qb a chance to succeed. The offense has very few weapons to throw at and a defense that can’t keep the offense on the field. They need a big time wr and a lb.secondary should be good next year if Haden and company can stay healthy. Wouldn’t hurt to have a pass rusher and probably most importantly a new defensive cordanator.

    • If it were anyone else I would agree but not someone who spent time in rehab. He’s supposed to be clean and sober. He’s an alcoholic and a liability.


  4. Andrew reddy

    Just let him be!

  5. mcdusty31

    He should be fined for drinking Four Loco

  6. C Gold

    Johnny you make millions, why in the hell are you drinking Four Lokos? This dumbass needs to just stay out of the camera smh

  7. Miklo916

    Browns should go after Drew Bree’s lol

  8. Miklo916

    Then trade Johnny to Cowboys for a 7th Rd pick hahaha

  9. tommyLA

    I don’t understand why people are shocked a 23 year old is partying and being put on blast on social media. I understand you give up that life style when you become a “professional”, but get real.. He’s a kid. I’m sure every player does it/ has done it. He just has a target on his back. With that being said, he should probably cool it on partying in the club, there are camera phones every where now.

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