Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: We won't tolerate 'irresponsible' players

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Manziel's party reason he and Josh Gordon were late to practice
Sunday December 28th, 2014

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Sunday that the team won't tolerate "irresponsible" players in reference to Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon and Justin Gilbert.

Manziel, who is on injured reserve with a hamstring injury suffered in Week 16, reportedly missed a team walkthrough and was late for treatment on Saturday after "throwing a big party Friday night attended by many members of the club," according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Gordon was suspended for Sunday's season finale against the Baltimore Ravens after also missing the walkthrough.

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Cornerback Justin Gilbert, who, like Manziel, was a first-round draft pick earlier this year, was also deactivated for Sunday's game after reportedly missing a team meeting on Saturday night. Gilbert has been criticized for his work ethic this season, including by Browns safety Donte Whitney, who said last week that Gilbert needs to "stop being a kid."

Left tackle Joe Thomas, who has been with the Browns for eight seasons, also echoed Haslam's criticism

The Browns lost to the Ravens 20-10, ending the season at 7-9. Cleveland at one time had legitimate playoff hopes, going 6-3 over its first nine games before losing six of the team's last seven games.

Mike Fiammetta

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