Many scratched their heads as to why Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was promptly demoted to 3rd-string QB after video surfaced of him partying during the team’s bye week.
No big deal right, just a young guy hanging out with friends at a club; but wait…
Turns out the team wanted him to stick around the facility during the week and lay low, and if an employer is suggesting that, you’d better be doing it.
The big reason was revealed on Thursday – that when confronted about the video, Manziel lied his ass off right in head coach Mike Pettine’s face. He also reportedly encouraged hi friends to lie about when the video was taken.
Issue for Johnny Manziel pre-bye: #Browns wanted him to stay around the facility & lay low. When he did the opposite, they felt betrayed
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 26, 2015