Johnny Manziel Gives the Redskins Bench the Finger

Timothy Burke
Ken ChinSocial Media StaffAugust 18, 2014

Johnny Football never ceases to entertain. 

In the third quarter of the Cleveland Browns preseason game vs. the Washington Redskins, Johnny Manziel trotted back to the huddle after a play and gave the Redskins bench the finger. 

Update: August 22 at 11:40 a.m. ET

The NFL has reportedly fined Manziel for his actions: 

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Update: August 19 at 10 a.m. ET

Here's the viral Vine of Manziel finding out that his gesture had been caught on camera:

Washington safety Ryan Clark went on ESPN Radio on Tuesday morning and revealed what one of his teammates said that led to Manziel flipping the Redskins the bird, via Business Insider's Cork Gaines: "I can tell you what the statement was that set him off. The statement was, 'This isn't college anymore and these people are faster than you are.' And he didn't like it. That's the cleaned up statement, but that was pretty much what it was."


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After the game, Manziel's head coach spoke about his antics: 

Manziel explained what led up to the gesture: 

While Manziel might have been responding to talk from the Redskins sideline, the controversial rookie will be hearing from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell soon. 

[Timothy Burke]

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