Cleveland Browns Reportedly Ask Johnny Manziel to Tone It Down

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 27, 2014

Jun 12, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during minicamp at Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 4:  Rookie draft pick Johnny Manziel of the NFL Cleveland Browns acknowledges the crowd prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox along with other Brows rookies at Progressive Field on June 4, 2014 in Clev
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Silva added some more information about Manziel.

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

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. 


[Evan Silva, Instagram]