Browns rookie Johnny Manziel: 'I'm not going to change for anybody'

Friday June 27th, 2014

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel on Friday defended his offseason partying, saying he isn't going to change who he is.

Manziel was at a Play 60 clinic as part of the NFL Rookie Symposium at the team's headquarters in Berea, Ohio, and seemed to not appreciate all of the questions about his off-the-field behavior.

"I don't think I'm doing anything wrong and I'm not going to change for anybody," Manziel said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I'm going to enjoy my time off.'' 

Manziel also addressed the infamous money phone video posted on Instagram, saying, ''I'm not going to address something that's in the past.'' 

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Manziel said that his Browns teammates were "tired of the hype'' and tired of being asked about his partying. 

He has recently been criticized by a number of people, including Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and former Browns quarterback Brady Quinn, about how he conducts himself away from the football field.

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