June 19, 2015 |
BROWNS quarterback Johnny Manziel is trying to grow up. Yesterday, the player known as Johnny Football said he will no longer do his signature money sign as part of an overall effort to stop being a distraction. "The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it out there," Manziel told reporters yesterday. "Whatever I can do to help quiet the noise that has surrounded this team and surrounded myself, I don't want that anymore. My focus is on football. " Manziel entered rehab in January, where was treated for 10 weeks.
June 2, 2015 |
ON SATURDAY, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel got more attention for throwing one water bottle than he did from any of his 35 passes in the NFL last season. Manziel was in his home state of Texas attending the Byron Nelson Classic when he was involved in an incident in which he allegedly threw a water bottle at a heckling fan. According to several reports, the former Texas A&M star, a first-round draft choice in 2014, was harassed by an 18-year-old male near the hotel pool of the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, where the tournament was held.
December 22, 2014 |
Depending on which side of the Great Johnny Football Divide you come down on, Johnny Manziel's debut as Cleveland's quarterback was either disappointing or delightful. There's little doubt how the Cincinnati Bengals felt during their 30-0 drubbing of Manziel's Browns last Sunday. Several Bengals taunted the QB, some with mocking imitations of his money-rubbing gesture. But no matter how bad his performance (10 for 18 for 80 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions, three sacks, and a passer rating of 27.3)
December 16, 2014 |
JOHNNY MANZIEL got a cool tweet from a king-sized fan prior to his first NFL start yesterday. Cavaliers star LeBron James reached out to the Browns quarterback, writing: "Best of luck to my lil brother @jmanziel2 on making his 1st start today. Let's Go!!" But then the game started, and Manziel, filling in for a struggling Brian Hoyer, played more like Johnny Appleseed than Johnny Football in a 30-0 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. Manziel was 10-for-18 for 80 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
December 15, 2014 |
Before the Northwest Raiders stormed onto the field and dominated the Pop Warner National Super Bowl Championship for the "Midget" division, their star running back was listening to Drake's song "Draft Day," getting his mind in the game. Sometimes I laugh with God about how you can't stop me I'm his darkest angel, probably, but he still got me As Drake rapped about Johnny Manziel getting drafted, 15-year-old Isheem Young of North Philadelphia was getting pumped up - for his most high-profile game to date, playing at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., for the national championship, broadcast live on ESPN2.
September 30, 2014 |
Players of Weekend National - Kenny Hill, with Johnny Manziel in the house on his NFL bye week, threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns, including two long ones in the fourth quarter and a 25-yarder on the first play of overtime to give Texas A&M a 35-28 win over Arkansas in Arlington. Local - Delaware Valley's (3-0, 2-0 MAC) Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough High) tied a 46-year-old program record with four TD catches in a 59-41 road win over Lebanon Valley (0-4, 0-3). Around Town Temple 36, Connecticut 10 The Owls (3-1, 1-0 American)
July 24, 2014 |
TODAY IS National Hot Dog Day. And, while the rest of the nation celebrates by scarfing down a tasty wiener or two, we decided to roast a different type of hot dog: the athlete who craves attention. Some we cheer, some we boo. It's not a definitive list. In fact, we welcome any additions you may have. But no list would be complete without: Terrell Owens: Situps in driveway say it all. Chad Johnson/Chad Ochocinco: A jerk by any other name. Johnny Manziel: A legend in his own mind.
July 11, 2014 |
I F YOU ASK Charles Barkley's opinion - on anything - he gives it. Yesterday, in an appearance on Cleveland's 92.3 The Fan, the former Sixer was asked his thoughts on Johnny Manziel, the ex-Texas A & M quarterback who was drafted by the Browns in May. "The only problem I have with Johnny Manziel is him and his friends are always taking pictures," said Barkley. "You should never take selfies of yourself doing anything that can be considered stupid . . . Most of his pictures are selfies and that tells me he's just too immature to handle the fame thing right now. " This is the same Barkley whose spit aimed at a heckling fan landed instead on a little girl.
June 12, 2014 |
MAKING ONE OF HIS first decisions as an NFL head coach, Mike Pettine turned down the chance to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks. " According to Pettine, Cleveland turned down the chance to appear on the NFL reality series by utilizing his status as a first-year head coach. "It was for the same reason we didn't feel super comfortable having a camera in the draft room," Pettine said. "Let's get through the first time, let's get through the first year. " Excellent first move. Can you imagine HBO having full access to the team that has first-year quarterback Johnny Manziel in camp?
May 29, 2014 |
BY NOW, you've heard that Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel partied in Las Vegas over the weekend. And did it up right. There are photos of him and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski surrounded by bikini-clad hotties. Photos of Manziel and UFC president Dana White. There's even a pic of Manziel hanging out with Paulie D of "Jersey Shore" fame. Apparently, when you are Johnny Football, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. Not surprisingly, the 21-year-old's behavior caused a bit of a stir.