Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel were the two most-mentioned players on Twitter during Week 13 of the NFL season (Nov. 27-Dec. 1), Twitter data shows.
On Friday, Rice won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Earlier this season, Rice was released by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the reveal of an elevator security camera tape showing him striking his then-fiancée and now-wife Janay. He is eligible to sign with a team and play immediately.
Manziel scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday after Brian Hoyer was benched in his favor. With the Browns trailing 20-3, Manziel went 3-of-4 for 54 yards and the 10-yard rushing touchdown. Cleveland still lost to the Bills, 26-10.
Manziel's touchdown was also the most tweeted-about moment in Week 13, as measured in tweets per minute by Nielsen Social.
- Mike Fiammetta