Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel looks to have swapped his ‘Johnny Football’ moniker to ‘Johnny Rehab’ if reports are true.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Manziel “entered treatment” last Wednesday, per a statement by his publicist.
What that treatment is for is still a mystery. It’s only described as a personal issue.
“Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate and he thought the off-season was the right time to take this step,” the publicist told several media outlets. “On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”
The Browns front office also issued a statement on the matter:
“We respect Johnny’s initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process. Our players’ health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns… We continually strive to create a supportive environment and provide the appropriate resources, with our foremost focus being on the individual and not just the football player. Johnny’s privacy will be respected by us during this very important period and we hope that others will do the same.”