Report: Browns' Haslam to Manziel: Be 'more savvy' with social media

Sunday June 29th, 2014

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel needs to be more savvy with social media, team owner Jimmy Haslam recently said according to an on-air report from Chris Moretensen of ESPN.

Haslam was reportedly irked by an Instagram video recently posted showing the 21-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner using profanity while using a stack of money as a phone. Mortensen said "it didn't sit well" with Haslam and that the Browns owner has instructed his staff to advise Manziel to "tone it down and to watch what goes up on social media." 

​​"It did not sit well with the owner Jimmy Haslam, who did instruct his staff to at least have a talk with Johnny about being more savvy as he deals with social media,” Mortensen said, via “We know you’re young. We know you’re single. Joe Montana himelf said that Bill Walsh pulled him aside and that was before the age of social media. Johnny Manziel has been told to tone it down, and to watch what goes up on social media.”

Within hours of the news, Manziel said in a report from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he's not going to change his ways and will enjoy his time off. 

[h/t Michael David Smith, NBC Sports]

--Marc Weinreich 

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