Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel denied a report that some teammates ignored him before Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to's Mary Kay Cabot

Fox Sports' Pam Oliver, who was on the sidelines for the game, addressed the topic on the CBS show "We Need to Talk."

"Some people kept their hands to themselves (and didn't acknowledge him),'' she said.

Cabot writes that footage shows all of the players slapping Manziel's hands as he ran on the field and that the rookie was not the last one to run out, as Oliver claimed on the show.


"That just seems ridiculous,'' Manziel during his weekly press conference Wednesday.

Manziel said his teammates have supported him fully, before, during and after the loss.  

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The game against the Bengals marked Manziel's first start of the season after he appeared in three games as a backup to Brian Hoyer

Manziel completed 10 of his 18 pass attempts for 80 yards and zero touchdowns with two interceptions in a 30-0 loss.

Browns coach Mike Pettine has already said Manziel will start Sunday's game against the Panthers in Carolina. Cleveland is 7-7 and in fourth place in the AFC North.

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Cabot added that Fox is trying to track down Oliver to see if she would like to provide a more detailed explanation of her account of the pre-game scene. 

Below is an Instagram video of Manziel running by his teammates before the game against the Bengals.

Looking for video of #Manziel coming out of tunnel? U know I got it.

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