While he keeps imagining himself as the LeBron James of Cleveland football, Johnny Football has become Johnny Rehab.
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has entered a rehabilitation program for undisclosed reasons.
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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Manziel’s publicist told her that the controversial QB entered the treatment program this past Wednesday.
“Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate and he thought the off-season was the right time to take this step,” Manziel’s publicist told Cabot.
“On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”
Manziel has a well-documented history of poor decision-making off the field, allegedly being involved in a brawl outside a Cleveland apartment complex during the 2014 season and partying the night before a practice and missing it entirely.
Despite a reputation for partying and disrespecting authority when he was a Heisman trophy winning QB at Texas A&M, the Cleveland Browns drafted Manziel No. 22 overall in the 2014 NFL draft.
In training camp he told reporters that he would not stop his partying ways just because he was an NFL player.
Manziel would lose the starting QB battle to Brian Hoyer, who led the Browns to a 7-6 record before being benched for poor performance.
In turn, the Browns gave Manziel his shot at starting QB, but in just two starts he was unable to get anything done – going a lowly 13 of 26 for 112 passing yards and 2 INTs before being placed on injured reserve in Week 17.