February 02, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Fed-up Browns to fire Johnny Manziel when allowed to under NFL rules
The Cleveland Browns are fed up and they're not going to take it anymore. Embarrassed by years of antics from hard-partying quarterback Johnny Manziel, including his latest incident that followed an altercation between Manziel and his former girlfriend with a police helicopter searching for the former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M, the Browns served notice that they will cut ties with Manziel. Under NFL rules, the Browns can cut Manziel as soon as next week. The NFL is investigating whether Manziel, who spent time in a drug treatment facility last year, has violated the NFL personal-conduct policy in his latest incident. Manziel was previously investigated for allegedly hitting girlfriend Colleen Crowley, but was eventually cleared. "We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field," Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in a statement. "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." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.