by Jason Butt
June 20, 02014
It doesn't sound like Browns cornerback Joe Haden has a problem with rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel partying during his down time. After all, it's not like Manziel is the only NFL player going out for drinks on the weekends during the slow period.
But Manziel has been fairly carefree about pictures and videos of him consuming alcohol surfacing online. However, this isn't a big deal in the grand scheme of things, considering it only becomes one if it begins to affect Manziel's ability to play the position at a high level.
But teammate Joe Haden, appearing on Cleveland radio station WKNR, said Manziel should probably choose who he's hanging out with more wisely so that these images don't make it to the blogosphere.
"Everybody has fun, trust me," Haden told the radio station. "Everybody does. But everybody's not Johnny Football. So I think you're kind of like 'C'mon Johnny, you represent. You're going to have a good time for sure, nobody has a problem with it. But just try to have fun without the whole world knowing.'"
Haden also suggested that Manziel get a "phone valet," which is someone that collects everybody's phone before going out so that no one can take pictures or videos during the night. Therefore, Manziel and his friends can live it up and have fun, without the world finding out about it less than 24 hours later.
That's probably a good idea for someone like Manziel. Then again, he doesn't seem to care what the writers and bloggers think about how he chooses to spend his spare time.
And he shouldn't.
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