Manziel 'undermines' team mates, says Browns VP

Tue Feb 2, 2016 2:09pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Cleveland Browns fans are tired of quarterback Johnny Manziel's shenanigans, and it is beginning to sound like the patience of team officials is wearing thin.

On Saturday, police investigated an alleged assault that involved Manziel in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth and Dallas police are working together to determine whether any criminal offenses occurred and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ESPN that the league was aware and was "looking into it".

"We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field," new executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said on Tuesday.

"Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules.

"We will have no further comment at this time."

Earlier in the day, new coach Hue Jackson weighed in on the 23-year-old quarterback's latest brush with the law.

"My general reaction would be disappointment," Jackson told the "Hey Tony" show on ESPN Cleveland 850. "As I've said many times, I would like for the Cleveland Browns' players to conduct themselves in a manner that represents the organization well.

"Obviously, that reflected differently on what we want to have happen. Obviously, it's a process that we're going through, and we'll continue to go through it."   Continued...

Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports