Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson all but shut the door on quarterback Johnny Manziel’s future with the team on Wednesday, saying that the behavior the former Heisman winner has shown “will not be tolerated,” reports Daryl Ruiter of CBS Cleveland.
Jackson made the statement during his media availability time at the NFL Scouting Combine. He said that the Manziel’s status with the team would be addressed soon.
The new coach has said in the past that both he and the team have been willing to help Manziel.
“Obviously there were some people involved in the situation that happened and I feel really bad about those things as they do happen,” Jackson said. “But I want to make sure that we all understand that, that behavior will not be tolerated as we move forward.
“Our organization is going to take a stand, and we’re going to move on from those kind of situations as we move forward.”
Jackson’s statement specifically refers to the ongoing investigation regarding an incident in which Manziel is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, and threatening to kill both her and himself.
The Browns will be able release Manziel on March 9, when the league season officially opens.