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What does new Browns coach Mike Pettine think about Johnny Manziel’s off-the-field antics?
Pettine was asked by Akron Beacon Journal reporter Nate Ulrich.
Here’s what Pettine had to say about the now infamous “Money Phone.”
“…I don’t know when the video was taken. But somebody said to me that that was from a while ago, like maybe even as far back as his freshman year [at Texas A&M], and I didn’t really study the picture to know how young he looks in it. I was told, I don’t know if it’s true, that that was an older thing.”
And on rolling money in the bathroom…
“He and I have discussed it, but I don’t want to go into details of the conversation, and I don’t want to get into commenting on individual photos. I think this should be minimal once the season starts. His history hasn’t been that he’s partying like that during the season.”
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