Hue Jackson on Johnny Manziel: ‘We’re about saving people’
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson and the entire organization are worried about Johnny Manziel and hope to help him in anyway possible during his last month with the team, according to Cleveland.com.
Jackson said that he is thinking of the well being both Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley after the alleged assault two weeks ago. While Manziel was not charged, Crowley’s statement that Manziel was suicidal was echoed by his father, Paul, who told the Dallas Morning News that he feared for his son’s life.
According to Paul Manziel, his son has refused to enter rehab in recent weeks. The quarterback has maintained that he is stable and not a risk to himself.
While Jackson has never meet Manziel, he says that the Browns have the appropriate systems in place to take care of him.
“I know our organization well enough that the powers that be would reach out and create any environment that could help, because we're not about hurting people. We're about saving people. I know that without question,” Jackson said.
The Browns will part ways with Manziel on March 9 when the new season opens, but, for the moment, the organization is more concerned about his health than football.