Manziel won’t tone down
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny’s gonna play and Johnny’s gonna party.
Tired of scrutiny about how he spends his weekends away from football and drained by the spotlight that follows him, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said he has no plans to tone down his lifestyle.
Speaking at a PLAY 60 event with other AFC rookies, Manziel said he’s been bothered by recent criticism about his behavior.
Since being drafted by the Browns in the first round in May, Manziel’s weekend adventures — hanging out poolside with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in Las Vegas, photographed on a swan raft while drinking champagne, shown in a video talking into a stack of money as if it were a phone — have added to the legend of Johnny Football.
Manziel understands it may not be a good look, but insists he’s not a party animal.