Johnny Manziel’s now-infamous “flipping the bird” on Washington has been seen as an act of immaturity by some, and hilarity by others.
During a Browns drive in the Monday Night game against Washington, Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel was forced out of bounds during an incomplete pass. During the play, there was apparently some teasing going on by the Washington players which led to Manziel infamously flipping the middle finger at his opposing team.
While many people in the media criticized the action – and indeed, Manziel may be subject to a large fine by the league for his behavior – Washington LB Brian Orakpo was not quite as perturbed.
“It was hilarious,” Orakpo told ESPN.com. “We were messing with him a little bit, just saying this ain’t college and stuff like that. We were having a little fun.
Manziel is competing for the starting QB job with Brian Hoyer, but has not been named the starter for preseason game 3 against the St. Louis Rams in the “dress rehearsal game.”
Manziel won the Heisman trophy at Texas A&M in 2012, becoming the first redshirt freshman to win the award.