Right around now is when someone on the internet will tell local media to “leave Johnny Manziel alone.” Shoot, it might even be us.
Manziel’s days as a Cleveland Brown may be limited, and for good reason. The quarterback, who was supposed to undergo concussion protocol, was a no-show for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Reportedly, that’s because Manziel, under the alias “Billy,” was partying it up incognito in Las Vegas instead.
Demanding answers and overall accountability for this — though it should be noted these are nothing more than rumors at the moment — is understandable. The Browns drafted Manziel in the first round with the intention of making him the face of the franchise. Even though those intentions are no longer on the table, Manziel is going to have to at least issue a statement at some point in the near future.