The Cleveland Browns knew what they were getting off the field when they selected Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, but they're apparently not big fans of everything he's been doing this offseason.
According to Evan Silva from Rotoworld, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the Browns talked to Manziel about "toning it down," and that owner Jimmy Haslam hasn't been a fan of what he's done on social media.
Chris Mortensen said #Browns have talked to Manziel about 'toning it down.' J. Haslam was 'bothered' by some of his actions on social media.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) June 27, 2014
Silva added some more information about Manziel.
Mort's description of Manziel "Money Phone" on NFL Insiders was funny. "Acting like he couldn't hear bc there was too much cash in his ear."— Evan Silva (@evansilva) June 27, 2014
More from @mortreport on Manziel, via NFL Insiders. "He's been told to cool it. He's been told to tone it down."— Evan Silva (@evansilva) June 27, 2014
Manziel responded to all of the off-field criticism while at the NFL Rookie Symposium's Play 60 youth clinic, according to Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland.com:
I'm not going to change who I am for anybody.
I'm growing up and continuing to learn from my mistakes and trying not to make the same ones over and over again, but am I going to live in a shell or am I just going to hide from everybody and not do anything? I don't think that's the way I should live my life and I'm not going to do it.
I'm here, I'm very committed to football. I'm committed to my job, but on the weekends, I'm going to enjoy my time off. We deserve it. We work hard here. We've worked hard since the draft. We worked hard to get drafted and put ourselves in a good position at the combine, even after that, working to stay in shape.
I am going to enjoy my time off. I'm very about football and very about my job, which doesn't get reported or won't get reported, but I am going to enjoy my time off. That's I think what everybody else does and that's what I should do.
The tweet regarding the Manziel "Money Phone" was due to the video of the 21-year-old quarterback below.
WARNING: NSFW Language