Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel: Repeated behavior is a concern

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Mike Pettine not sure if QB Johnny Manziel will start Monday night
Tuesday November 24th, 2015

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said that Johnny Manziel's pattern of inappropriate behavior is cause for concern after videos surfaced of the quarterback partying in Texas and after Ohio State's game against Michigan State last Saturday. 

“When it's a repeated pattern of behavior, it's a concern,” Pettine said regarding Manziel, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. 

The Browns were on a bye week following their 30–9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manziel threw for a career-high 373 yards. Before the bye week, Manziel told Pettine that he would be on his best behavior. 

“I let him know that I'm not going to do anything that's going to be a distraction to this team or be an embarrassment to the organization,” Manziel said at the time. “That was the thing he stressed to me as well.”

In a video released by TMZ, Manziel is seen holding a bottle of champagne and singing rap lyrics in a DJ's booth at a Texas club. Manziel spent 10 weeks in rehab over the offseason. 

Pettine and Manziel talked on Monday night. When asked by a reporter on Manziel's status as the starting quarterback, Pettine said he was “not prepared to answer that.“

Manziel did not comment on the video on Monday.

Quarterback Josh McCown says that he is prepared to start against the Ravens on Monday night.

"My hope for him is that whatever choices he's making, they're healthy choices," McCown said of Manziel on Tuesday.

- Christopher Chavez

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