Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a drug and alcohol treatment facility, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

By SI Wire
April 11, 2015

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a drug and alcohol treatment facility, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Manziel checked into a facility on January 28, in order to "be a better family member, friend and teammate," per a statement from his family's attorney to ESPN. After more than two months, Manziel has checked out. 

Per Fowler, the Browns expect Manziel to attend offseason workouts beginning April 20.

"For his football life to get it where it needs to be, he needs to get the personal life where it needs to be," Browns coach Mike Pettine said at the NFL owners meetings last month in Phoenix. "This takes precedence, so however long of time he needs, the football will be there when he gets out."

Manziel will likely compete with new signing Josh McCown for the starting quarterback job upon his return.

"When [Manziel] is back, it will be full speed ahead for him," Pettine said. "I think he's very anxious at this point. We'll be prepared as we will with every other player. When they get back to town, we're going to coach the heck out of them."

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