Many on the team reportedly felt the former Texas A&M star was partying too hard during his rookie season.
1. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment program to work on himself, a family friend said Monday.
2. The Heisman Trophy winner entered a program last Wednesday, Brad Beckworth said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.
“Johnny knows there are areas he needs to improve on to help him be a better family member, friend and teammate, so he decided to take this step in his life during the offseason,” he said.
Browns General Manager Ray Farmer said the team respect Manziel’s “initiative” in seeking help and are supporting him through the process.
“Our players’ health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns,” he said. “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.”
3. Many on the team reportedly felt the former Texas A&M star was partying too hard during his rookie season.
Over a dozen Browns sources told ESPN that Manziel’s issues are deep-rooted, and many on the team are concerned about his hard-partying ways and lack of commitment.
The issues culminated in Manziel receiving a fine for oversleeping the day before the season’s finale after a night of partying, Cleveland.com reported.
Soon after, he vowed to change his ways at a press conference.
“I brought this on myself,” Manziel said according to ESPN. “I brought these cameras and all these people that are in this locker room right now and I don’t think it’s fair to myself, I don’t think it’s fair to anybody in this locker room the distractions I’ve brought at points in time.”