Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel: Repeated behavior is a concern
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.”
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.
"My hope for him is that whatever choices he's making, they're healthy choices," McCown said of Manziel on Tuesday.
- Christopher Chavez