Johnny Manziel: Zay Jones Will 'Be Fine' After Naked Fight with Brother Cayleb

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2018

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members following the team's 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game, in Seattle. Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.The suspension announced Thursday, June 30, 2016, is not related to the NFL's domestic violence policy, but the free agent quarterback would be subject to it if he signs with another team. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)
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Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel believes Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones will bounce back from his naked argument with his brother, Minnesota Vikings wideout Cayleb Jones, that was caught on tape.

"He'll be fine, brother," Manziel told TMZ Sports. "I know Zay. I know Cayleb personally. He'll get it sorted out. He'll be fine."

Zay Jones, 22, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism after a disturbance involving his brother in Los Angeles, per ESPN.com.

A video TMZ shared showed a naked Jones arguing with his brother and a lot of blood on the walls of "what appeared to be the hallway of an apartment building" after he allegedly broke glass doors and windows.

Charges were not pressed against Jones, however, due to "insufficient evidence," according to district attorney's office spokesman Paul Eakins.

Buffalo News provided further details on why charges were not filed:

"In addition to not having a cooperative victim and lack of proof establishing the monetary amount of damages, the report stated, California law requires 'malice,' the intent to do a wrongful act with intent to annoy or injure someone else.

"The worksheet stated that Jones had assumed financial responsibility for the damages, which an apartment representative told police Monday amounted to $20,000."

As for Manziel—who was no stranger to off-field and legal incidents in recent years—the former Cleveland Browns quarterback worked out at the University of San Diego's pro day this past week in an effort to return to the NFL.


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