Browns Rumors & News

  • Attorney: Manziel hit ruptured Crowley's eardrum

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel hit ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley so hard that it ruptured her left eardrum, Crowley's attorney told Dallas-Fort Worth television station KXAS-Channel 5 on Monday. "They expect [the ear] to heal, but it'll take a while," attorney Kathy Kinser told KXAS. Manziel is the subject..." February 08

  • Von Miller's heartfelt message to Johnny Manziel: 'I want to see you do good'

    USA Today "While celebrating the most wonderful moment of his life, Von Miller had a message for Johnny Manziel. Completely unprompted, Miller sent a message to his fellow Texas A&M alum through the media following his masterful performance in Super Bowl 50. Miller sacked Cam Newton 2½ times — two of..." February 08

  • Browns add 8 to coaching staff "Cleveland Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson announced eight additions to the coaching staff on Monday. Rock Cartwright (offensive quality control), Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Ken Delgado (assistant defensive line), Johnny Holland (inside linebackers), Cannon Matthews (assistant defensive..." February 08

  • Paxton Lynch hangs out with Cleveland Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "Did the Cleveland Browns tip off some interest in a potential quarterback at the top of the draft? It seems so. Former Memphis Tigers standout quarterback Paxton Lynch was spotted hanging out with new Browns head coach Hue Jackson and other members of the Cleveland crew during a Super Bowl..." February 07

  • Hue Jackson's message to Johnny Manziel: 'You're not alone; we're about saving people'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson expressed concern not only about Johnny Manziel but about his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley Saturday night after the NFL Honors show at the Super Bowl. "Obviously there was more information that came out during the week and when I think about those things, first and..." February 07

  • If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

    Fox Sports "The NFL itself extended a hand to Johnny Manziel on Saturday, but like others -- from family and football -- it's a matter of whether the troubled quarterback has heard the message and wants to reach out himself. "We wish to give Johnny as much support as he is willing to receive; we can't make..." February 07

  • Charlie Sheen to Johnny Manziel: 'It's never too late to get a fresh start'

    The Score "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is sorely in need of guidance as he faces a criminal investigation into his alleged domestic assault of his ex-girlfriend. He was offered some on Saturday, from a very unlikely source. Actor Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to give some advice to the..." February 06

  • NFL wants Josh Gordon to show he's changed before reinstatement

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants Josh Gordon to convince him that he will change his lifestyle before reinstating him from indefinite suspension for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. In response to a question at his annual Super Bowl press conference,..." February 06

  • Ryan Leaf reached out to Johnny Manziel's agent: 'It's like a mirror'

    Sports Day "Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, a once highly touted prospect who spiraled out of the league and ended up in prison years later, said Thursday that looking at an embattled Johnny Manziel is like looking in a mirror. Manziel has had a turbulent first two seasons in the NFL, and it came to a..." February 06

  • Police investigate domestic violence claim against Johnny Manziel

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas police have opened an investigation into Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, one day after his ex-girlfriend alleged in a police report that he hit her repeatedly at a Dallas hotel and while driving her to her Fort Worth home last week. In a statement, police said they received..." February 06

  • Judge signs protective order keeping Manziel away from ex-girlfriend

    Pro Football Talk "No criminal charges will be filed by the Dallas Police Department against Johnny Manziel after his ex-girlfriend accused him of hitting her with an open hand and throwing her into a car, but the lack of charges didn’t stop a judge in Tarrant County from barring Manziel from further interactions..." February 06

  • Jimmy Haslam says Browns want to help Johnny Manziel: 'But he's got to call us back and work with us'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jimmy Haslam said Friday that the Browns have reached out to Johnny Manziel several times to help him and that he hopes he responds. "We'll do anything we can to help, but he's got to call us back and work with us,'' Haslam told after Roger Goodell's Super Bowl press conference..." February 06

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Jimmy Haslam tells us he has tried to reach out to Johnny Manziel several times and got no response. He appeared frustrated, emotional.

  • Johnny Manziel's father: If son doesn't get help, QB 'won't live to see his 24th birthday'

    Sports Day "Johnny Manziel's family is concerned for his well-being, but the NFL quarterback has twice declined to be admitted to area rehabilitation facilities in the last week, according to his father, Paul Manziel. "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday,"..." February 05

  • Cowboys will not pursue Manziel in wake of domestic violence allegations

    WFAA "The Dallas Cowboys have been linked to Johnny Manziel at a number of points in the former Heisman Trophy winner's NFL career, and were rumored to be a possible landing spot for Manziel as recently as this week. But a high-ranking Cowboys source says that Dallas is out on Manziel after the..." February 05

  • Johnny Manziel’s agent dumps him

    Pro Football Talk "Johnny Manziel’s agent has had enough. In the wake of the latest allegations that Manziel abused his girlfriend, agent Erik Burkhardt released a statement this morning saying he will no longer represent Johnny Football. “It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal..." February 05

  • Police close case on alleged incident where Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says he threatened her life

    Yahoo! Sports "When Johnny Manziel was investigated for an altercation with his ex-girlfriend last week, part of the police report said Manziel's ex-girlfriend was concerned about his well being, but the initial report never explained why. More troubling details have emerged, including an accusation by..." February 05

  • Police report: Ex-girlfriend alleges Manziel struck her 'several times'

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, troubling details from Johnny Manziel's alleged incident with ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley emerged. The Fort Worth Police Department released a report that confirms Crowley was the female with Manziel in the early Saturday morning incident. In that police report, Crowley alleged..." February 05

  • Johnny Manziel: I did not Hit My Girlfriend or Threaten Suicide

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel tells TMZ Sports ... he did NOT strike his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley during a January 30th dispute saying bluntly, "It didn't happen." When asked about the police report in which he allegedly threatened to kill himself during the dispute, Johnny denied that too ... adding,..." February 05

  • Columbus Business Group Wants $5 Million From Taxpayers To Move Browns' Training Camp

    Deadspin "Brent Larkin at got his hands on a copy of a list of proposed development projects that was submitted to the Ohio state government by group of Columbus business leaders. One proposed project on the list asks for $5 million in public funds to build the Cleveland Browns a new practice..." February 04

  • Michael Irvin wants Jerry Jones, Cowboys to save Johnny Manziel

    CBS Sports "Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin is officially joining the Johnny Manziel-to-Dallas hype train. And the Hall of Famer doesn't just want to stand by and watch it happen, he wants to play an active role in Manziel's potential revival. Appearing on the Rich Eisen show, Irvin -- now an..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Michael Irvin: I will work with Johnny Manziel; Cowboys should help save him

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin joined Rich Eisen to chat about Johnny Manziel. Manziel is expected to be released by the Cleveland Browns in March, and Irvin would love to see the former Texas A&M Aggies star in a Cowboys uniform. "I love the game of football and the game of..." February 04

  • Browns, Benjamin close to long-term deal, agent says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are close to keeping speedster Travis Benjamin from getting away. His agent, Ronald Butler, told on radio row at the Super that the two sides have made good progress on a long-term contract for the fifth-year wideout, who's set to become a free agent March 9. "I'm..." February 04

  • For teams choosing between RG3 and Johnny Manziel, it's a no-brainer

    ESPN "Two high-profile quarterbacks will be available to the rest of the NFL rather soon. But if you’re trying to choose between Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III, there really isn’t much of a decision. It’s Griffin by a wide margin. At least with Griffin, you only have to worry about fixing his..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Statement from Cleveland Browns EVP of Football Operations Sashi Brown on Johnny Manziel ""We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted..." February 02

  • Browns can’t cut Johnny Manziel before March 9

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns released a statement Tuesday about quarterback Johnny Manziel that signaled their intent to move on from Manziel because of his “continual involvement in incidents that run counter” to the team’s expectations of their players. In the statement, Browns executive director of football..." February 02

  • Report: Manziel tells people he has interest from Cowboys, Rams, Chiefs

    The Score "Johnny Manziel already appears to be eyeing his next destination. The polarizing young quarterback, who will reportedly be released by the Cleveland Browns in early March, has told people that the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs each have interest in his services,..." February 02

  • Johnny Manziel to be released by Browns after latest incident

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel's time with the Cleveland Browns will come to an end in March, according to a league source. The Browns released a statement from new director of football operations Sashi Brown Tuesday that expressed disappointment in Manziel but stopped short of saying his run in Cleveland is..." February 02

  • Hue Jackson disappointed about latest Johnny Manziel incident

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson expressed disappointment about the latest off-the-field episode involving Johnny Manziel but said Tuesday that he is still in the process of evaluating the quarterback and his future with the team. "My general reaction would be disappointment," Jackson told..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Browns WR Josh Gordon vows to change circle of friends

    ESPN "Suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon indicated on his Twitter account Monday that he planned to "disassociate" himself from anyone that might be a contributing factor to keeping him out of the NFL. The wide receiver, who has been suspended since last February, recently applied to the..." February 01

  • NFL probe into Johnny Manziel possible assault of ex-girlfriend 'ongoing'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The NFL's review of Johnny Manziel's police investigation in Texas -- including the possible assault of an ex-girlfriend early Saturday morning --"is ongoing,'' NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Monday. It's the second time in two months that the NFL is investigating Manziel for a..." February 01

  • Josh Gordon to the Baltimore Ravens?

    Baltimore Beat Down "Joe Flacco fires deep, right side, HE'S GOT A MAN OPEN! GORDON TOUCHDOWN! BALTIMORE IS ON THE BOARD! Now wouldn't that be something to hear. Small rumors have been bouncing around with Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns deciding whether or not to clean house once again to fix the re-occuring..." February 01

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Fort Worth PD Used Helicopter To Search For Johnny Manziel Due To Concerns About His Well-Being

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mark David Smith of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Fort Worth police were “actively working” Saturday to determine if a crime occurred involving Browns QB Johnny Manziel and his ex-girlfriend. While the woman was reportedly uncooperative at the scene, she expressed concern for Manziel’s..." January 31

  • Report: Police called after altercation between Manziel, girlfriend

    The Score "Fort Worth police were called to the scene after Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend had an altercation early Saturday morning, Omar Villafranca of CBS News reports." January 31

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    David Watkins @dwatkinsNBC5

    Trouble finds Manziel again. Early this morning FW Police were called to get information about a dispute between he and his GF. No arrests.

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    Fort Worth Police @fortworthpd

    Fort Worth Police Department Press Release regarding Johnny Manziel

  • Panthers' Kuechly thinks Peyton Manning has 'still got all the throws'

    The Score "It's generally agreed that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is not the player he once was. Four neck surgeries and Father Time have appeared to sap much of his arm strength, leaving him to utilize his wealth of experience to remain effective. While the 39-year-old has endured the..." January 29

  • Jim Brown on Johnny Manziel: 'I don't want to see him traded or anything like that'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are saying nothing definitive about the future of Johnny Manziel. But the franchise's most legendary figure continues to support its troubled quarterback. Jim Brown said Thursday he doesn't want to see club move on from the 2014 first-round draft pick and believes he could benefit..." January 29

  • Browns owner: Johnny Manziel's got to live up to expectations

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he believes the team's relationship with Johnny Manziel is fixable. "I don't think there's any question about that," Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. The question is whether the team wants to fix it. A source told..." January 29

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Hue Jackson has not spoken to or met Johnny Manziel

    Sportsnaut "Considering Johnny Manziel is kind of hard to find at times while running around in a ridiculous disguise, it is not surprising new Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson hasn’t caught up with the quarterback. While on with Dustin Fox of 92.3 The Fan, Jackson said he’s neither met nor spoken..." January 28

  • Manziel partying videos a concern to Sashi Brown who needs to see 'this is the most important thing in his life'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns football boss Sashi Brown admitted Wednesday that he's concerned about more Johnny Manziel partying videos and that the third-year quarterback has something to prove before he's back on the team next season. "I haven't seen them, but I would care about it just because I want all of our..." January 28