QB Manziel benched for off-field antics
BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns have benched quarterback Johnny Manziel because of his off-field behavior.
Coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night’s game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently given the starting job but has now been demoted to third string.
Manziel’s benching comes in the wake of a video surfacing of him partying last weekend in Texas. He had promised not to bring any embarrassment to the team during its bye week, but Pettine said he was both disappointed and frustrated by Manziel’s actions.
Pettine said owner Jimmy Haslam and general manager Ray Farmer support his decision.
In a statement, Pettine said ”everyone in this organization wants what is best for Johnny just like we do for every player in our locker room. I’m especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard.”
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