Officials Investigating Fire at Home of Johnny Manziel's Grandfather

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 7, 2015

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up during pregame to an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)
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Fire officials in Smith County, Texas, are reportedly investigating a suspicious fire at the home of the grandfather of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.  

Alex Osiadacz and Lane Luckie of KLTV reported a house owned by Paul Manziel caught fire around 1:30 a.m. CT Wednesday morning. Nobody was home at the time of the incident, and no injuries have been reported. Authorities called in K-9 units to help discover further details.

Officials told KLTV the structure ended up collapsing about 30 minutes after the fire started and stated no one had been at the residence for at least two days prior to the incident.

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, that he'd talk to the quarterback about the fire, noting that Manziel seems to be in "good spirits."

Manziel was born in Tyler, Texas, and he went on to star at Texas A&M at the collegiate level.

He won the Heisman Trophy, college football's top individual honor, during his time with the Aggies in 2012. The Browns drafted him in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.

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Investigators haven't yet explained why they consider the fire suspicious.