Johnny Manziel ‘forced to learn a hard lesson’


Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny is back at the helm after being demoted two spots in the wake of his bad decision to party in Texas during the team’s bye week when coaches told him to stick around and law low.

But due to the usual dismal circumstances surrounding the Browns QB position, Manziel finds himself a starter once again…

Head coach Mike Pettine looks be giving the young man one more chance at getting his sh*t together. Another slipup, he’s likely gone.

“It would be hard for me to sit here and say we have a zero-tolerance policy, but if something were to occur, I could imagine that the repercussions would be harsh,” Pettine said, per

“We had the well-documented violation of trust, but everything else has been solid, the preparation in the building,” he explained. “Even when he wasn’t the guy, whether it was Josh (McCown) or whether it was Austin (Davis), he was very supportive. He upheld his responsibilities as the backup as is required in that room. We’ve seen the improvement that he took. The Pittsburgh game wasn’t that long ago.”

“I was forced to learn a hard lesson,” Manziel said, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. “I had to learn the hard way and I’m lucky to be back in the position that I’m in and being the starter again so I’m definitely not taking that lightly. That’s for sure.

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