Pettine disappointed, may bench Manziel
BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Mike Pettine says he’s disappointed with Johnny Manziel’s off-field behavior and may bench the quarterback.
Pettine named Manziel as Cleveland’s starter for the remaining six games during the team’s bye week. But after a video surfaced of Manziel partying this past weekend, Pettine said he’s reconsidering his choice and would not guarantee the second-year QB would play in Monday night’s game against Baltimore.
Pettine said he has spoken to owner Jimmy Haslam and general manager Ray Farmer about Manziel’s conduct. Pettine said when ”it’s a repeat pattern of behavior, it’s a concern.”
Pettine said he has seen the video and spoken to Manziel about it Monday night.
Manziel has made strides on the field during his second NFL season. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner spent 10 weeks in a rehab facility during the offseason.
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