Training Camp 2014 officially got underway for the Cleveland Browns, as fans were welcomed to the team’s facility in Berea, Ohio for the first public practice of the season. As one would imagine, Johnny Manziel dominated the headlines, with a report that the team was alarmed by his off-field antics and that the former Heisman winner had regressed from what he showed at the first week of June’s organized team activities.
The story comes from Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, who also wrote
“Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, and some in the organization attributed it to too much jet-setting and not enough dedication to the playbook.
Team officials had bought into Manziel’s pre-draft promises to tone down the partying and leave his frat-boy lifestyle back in College Station, Texas, and they’ve been stunned by his non-stop antics, sources said.”
The Browns were especially irked by Manziel’s behavior, especially that photo of Manziel rolling a $20 bill in a bathroom, which conjured up images of drug use.
The Browns are flabbergasted because Manziel sold the franchise on a new Manziel, and that the “Johnny Football” lifestyle would stay behind at Texas A&M.
“Team officials had bought into Manziel’s pre-draft promises to tone down the partying and leave his frat-boy lifestyle back in College Station, Texas, and they’ve been stunned by his non-stop antics, sources said.”
A day after Manziel admitted he made “rookie mistakes” with his free time, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was asked if he was disappointed by the antics of the No. 22 overall pick in last May’s draft, via ESPN Cleveland.
“Yeah, listen, I don’t want to wear this subject out. Johnny said it himself – he made some mistakes. We expect better from him. I’m sure he’ll perform. Now we’re anxious to see what he can do on the field, which is what really counts.”
The Johnny Drama continues…