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In wake of Aaron Hernandez' story, a conversation with former Eagles president and Browns CEO Joe Banner on judging the character of draft picks, like Cleveland's second pick in the 2014 first round, Johnny Manziel

By Albert Breer
April 21, 2017

In wake of Aaron Hernandez' tragic story, I've been thinking a lot about character issues with NFL players. I caught up with Joe Banner, former Eagles president and Browns CEO to talk about how he judged the character of potential draft picks and free agent signings. Banner was also candid about Johnny Manziel, who he says the Browns had many concerns about when he left his position with the team just two months before Cleveland drafted Manziel in the 2014 draft. He's not sure why or how the dramatic change in opinion about Manziel occurred. 

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