Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel acknowledged being late for a meeting, attributing his tardiness to misreading the team scedule.
“It was an honest mistake and something I need to learn from and make sure it doesn't happen again,” Manziel said today.
Manziel was supposed to be at a 7:30 a.m. meeting that was originally scheduled for 8:15 a.m.
“I think we had to come in at 7:30 and it was the only day that we had had to come in at that time throughout camp,” Manziel said. “I was on time for what I thought was our normal 8:15 meeting time. It was a misinterpretation, a misreading of the schedule. I sat down with Coach [Mike] Pettine and talked to him and we handled it and we've moved on.”
Is this why he's not starting Monday against the Washington Redskins? Manziel said he didn't think so.
“I don't think there's any pressure for me,” he said. “I'm still learning. I'm still growing. … This is my second game. My expectations aren't through the roof. It's go out and compete extremely hard, be a leader for those guys, whatever group I'm with, and we'll see what happens.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun