Feb. 05, 2016
Epic Fail Manziel
Johnny Manziel is too hot to handle; literally.
The Cleveland Browns announced that they will cut all ties with Manziel in March, according to a league source.
Now, if you find yourself baffled by the Browns decision to cut Manzeil, just take a wild guest on why you they came to this decision.
The Browns released a statement from new director of football operations Sashi Brown on Tuesday that expressed his feelings towards Johnny Manziel's actions.
"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," Brown said. "His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time."
Now, if you imagined Brown waving around a boot while he was giving this statement, then you are very wise.
Without actually stating that Manziel was getting the boot, Brown wasn't too shy from mentioning it.
According to the reference of the league rules the Browns do not have the salary cap space to release Manziel on February 8, which is the day after the Super Bowl and the first day they can do so. Therefore, the move will take place on the day of the new NFL year, which is March 9. Releasing Manziel in February would count $4.6 million against the cap, and due to the cap's plot the Browns do not have that space. The cap will increase in March, which will allow them to release Manziel then.
Manziel had a chance to be a huge asset to Cleveland. However, he had a rough time letting his mischievous off-the-field activities go.
On June 29, 2012, before he was chosen as Texas A&M's starting quarterback and before his first college game, Manziel was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors of disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and possession of a fictitious driver's license. On August 4, 2013 the NCAA was investigating whether Manziel accepted payments from autographs that he had signed in January 2013. The NCAA did not find any evidence that Manziel accepted money for the autographs, but reached an agreement with Texas A&M to suspend him for the first half of the season opener against Rice University due to an inadvertent violation of NCAA rules. On May 30, 2015 Manziel was involved in an incident with a heckler at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. The heckler had been continually asking for an autograph, to the point that Manziel became fed up and threw a water bottle at the man. During October of the 2015 season, Manziel was pulled over by a policeman after fighting in his car with his girlfriend. Although no charges were made, Manziel admitted to having had some alcoholic drinks earlier that afternoon.
In the famous words of The Whispers, "and the beat goes on."
On November 24, 2015 a week after Manziel was announced as the Browns' starter for the remainder of the season, coach Mike Pettine demoted Manziel to third string after a video of him partying surfaced on the internet. It was later revealed Manziel reportedly lied about the video. On January 2, 2016, Manziel was seen at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood casino the night before the Browns played their final game of the 2015 season. As word of his appearance at the casino spread across social media, he posted a photo on Instagram of himself and his dog at home.
On the night of the 2014 draft, Johnny made a promise to the Browns stating that he and the team would wreck this league. Well Johnny, it looks like you were a one man show.