‘100 Percent Joke’: Did The Cleveland Browns Throw Johnny Manziel Under The Bus?

Is it safe to say that the Cleveland Browns are no longer in love with Johnny “Football” Manziel?

A football franchise will typically keep any and all opinions about disappointing players in-house. If only to present a united front to the public and press. However, it seems that members of the Browns are willing to complain about their disappointing rookie draft pick to whoever will listen.

Johnny Manziel had a rough season, something not all that uncommon for newcomers to the National Football League. Yet, in the opinion of at least one anonymous Browns player, Manziel was from the very beginning a “100 percent joke.”

And then…there’s the partying.

Late December antics saw Browns security guards sent to Manziel’s house because he was a no-show for treatment following a hamstring injury. Two security guards allegedly discovered “Johnny Football,”, in the words of one anonymous insider, “drunk off his a**.”

Johnny Manziel’s behavior just didn’t seem to be matching up with his promises to renew his commitment to the Cleveland Browns or become a better player next season. While this is worrying for Johnny’s career aspirations, it seems particularly disturbing that this information is steadily flowing to the press.

In actuality, this passive-aggressive behavior between a franchise and it’s “star” player doesn’t really reflect well on both parties.