QB Johnny Manziel continues to pull childish antics on the field even though he is still competing for the Browns starting job.
Late in the third quarter of the Monday Night football game against Washington, Browns QB Johnny Manziel – currently fighting for the starting job – flipped off members of the Washington bench after an incompletion to WR Jonathan Krause.
According to reports, Manziel was being heckled by members of the Redskins as he was being forced out of bounds on the play. As he jogged away he flashed the middle finger to the Redskins. The action was not penalized on the field, but he could be subject to fines by the league.
“I get words exchanged with me throughout the entirety of the game every game, week after week,” Manziel said. “Should have been smarter, it was a Monday Night Football game … just need to be smarter about that.”
Head coach Mike Pettine also commented on the move in the post-game press conference.
“I was informed of it after the game and it’s disappointing,” Pettine said. “That’s what we talk about, is being poised and being focused. You have to be able to maintain your poise. All football players, especially the quarterback, we have to keep our composure, so it’s something that we’ll obviously address.”
Manziel was drafted No. 22 overall in the 2014 NFL draft but has not been named the starter by the team.