The Browns hope rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel eventually throws bombs for touchdowns.
For now, he’s just dropping a bomb – an F-bomb -- in a viral video.
The latest glimpse of Manziel’s party-scene shenanigans began to circulate online this morning.
In a video posted on Instagram Sunday night that contains explicit language, Manziel holds a stack of money to his ear and pretends it’s a phone. A couple of other men appear in the video laughing and egging him on.
“I can't hear,” Manziel said in the video. “There's too much money in my [bleeping] hand. I can’t hear a thing.”
Manziel, who'll battle veteran Brian Hoyer this summer for the Browns' starting quarterback job, was in Houston this past weekend. On Saturday, he posted a photograph on Instagram of him hanging out with rapper Drake and celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang.
The 22nd overall pick in this year’s draft, Manziel made headlines the previous weekend for drinking out of a big bottle of alcohol atop an inflatable swan while partying in Austin, Texas. That was after Manziel was caught on camera entering a Los Angeles nightclub to rendezvous with Drake the weekend of May 31-June 1 and after he partied in Las Vegas during Memorial Day weekend.
Still, Browns coach Mike Pettine said last week during mandatory minicamp that he wasn’t worried about Manziel’s persistent partying.
“I’m not concerned,” Pettine said. “I would become concerned if it was something criminal, and I would be concerned if it affected his job. I think there’s a lot of our guys if when they leave here, if they were followed around you’d get some very similar pictures. I don’t know about an inflatable swan, but you’d still get some pictures.
“He doesn’t want his lifestyle or how he lives it to be affected by social media. [He’s not going to say], ‘I’m not leaving my house.’ I don’t think he wants to be that way, and it just goes back to one, we’re not going to micromanage him until we feel that it is an issue. And if it’s not affecting him on the field, then I don’t think that it’s anything we need to address at this point.”
A Browns spokesman declined to comment on the video and referred media to Pettine's previous comments.
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