Did Johnny Manziel Show Up To Practice Drunk?
Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland dropped an unsubstantiated bombshell during a radio interview on Sunday, the contents of which are neither unlikely nor likely to matter much going forward. Grossi claimed to have heard that Johnny Manziel arrived at the Browns practice facility half in the bag at some point last week.
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Sports Illustrated's Peter King did not corroborate the report, however, he did issue a cryptic bit of insight into Manziel's behavior, which he claims to be intentionally inappropriate. King thinks Johnny Football might actually be actively trying to persuade Browns management to cut him, or at least trade his remaining two-year, $2.4 million deal. Once again, this isn't evidence that Manziel showed up to work drunk, but it lets you know that doing something like showing up to work drunk would serve his interests in leaving the Browns' sinking ship.
[Peter King] I reported on NBC last night that Manziel, who was supposed to be in the NFL’s concussion protocol (I am not so sure about the legitimacy of that, by the way) but was reported by USA Today to be at a casino in Las Vegas on Saturday instead, violated team rules by not showing up for a 9 a.m. Sunday appointment with a Browns medical official—then the team couldn’t find him for hours. Seems like he’s trying to party his way out of Cleveland. The team doesn’t want him anymore but won’t say so for fear of eliminating any trade value for him. Too late for that. I bet 25 teams in this league, at least, wouldn’t take Manziel off waivers right now.
So the question really becomes who are the remaining five teams that would entertain acquiring Manziel -- who finished his second season with seven touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 111.7 YPG average -- and why? The internet sure seems to think that list begins with Dallas.
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