Johnny Manziel enters rehab

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered a treatment center Wednesday, according to Brad Beckworth, a friend and advisor to the hard-partying former Heisman Trophy winner.

"Johnny knows there are areas he needs to improve on to help him be a better family member, friend and teammate, so he decided to take this step in his life during the offseason," Beckworth said. "On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”

Browns general manager Ray Farmer said the team is in favor of Manziel's decisiojn.

"We respect Johnny's initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process," Farmer said in a statement. "Our players' health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns. We continually strive to create a supportive environment and provide the appropriate resources, with our foremost focus being on the individual and not just the football player. Johnny's privacy will be respected by us during this very important period and we hope that others will do the same."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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