After another weekend with an incident involving Johnny Manziel, the Cleveland Browns new leadership appears ready to sever ties with the quarterback.
Over the weekend, Fort Worth Police were called at 2 AM to a report of a possible assault of a woman by her ex-boyfriend, who police confirmed was Manziel. After the woman told police she was worried about his welfare, they brought out all the stops to try and find him, including a helicopter. He was eventually located, safe, and in no immediate danger.
At the time the Browns declined to comment.
They changed their tune today, as Browns’ executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, sent a public message to Johnny Malcontent.
We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules.
Apparently, 18 strikes and you’re out in Cleveland!
While it sounds like they’d love to cut Manziel’s ass shortly after midnight after the Super Bowl, they’ll apparently have to wait until the league year begins on March 9. Since they’ve already exercised their option of moving their salary cap space to the next year, they have to wait another month to rid themselves of Manziel.
Sitting second in the draft, you can bet your bottom dollar the Browns will start 2016 with Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, or Paxton Lynch next year. Probably behind Josh McCown.
As for Johnny Moving On, perhaps he’ll find sanctuary in Big D with his biggest fan, Jerry Jones.