The Cleveland Browns Allegedly Covered Up Johnny Manziel Showing Up To Practice Drunk

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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A shocking new claim alleges that the Cleveland Browns lied about Johnny Manziel having a concussion to coverup the fact he arrived to practice drunk.

Mike Silver of the NFL Network made the claims during a Tuesday broadcast. He said in part:

I was with a Browns player yesterday. Johnny Manziel, going into what would have been a start late in the season, showed up drunk at practice on a Wednesday. The Browns lied and said he was in the concussion protocol. Let me repeat that: The Browns lied to try to protect, and I would argue enable, this irresponsible and very troubled young man.

The news comes on top of a police report that was filed by his ex-girlfriend Coleen Crowley claiming the Browns quarterback beat her so badly that she ruptured an ear drum. Initially the investigation had been closed by Texas police, but was reopened after a judge issued a restraining order that also stripped Manziel of his Second Amendment rights. (RELATED: Police Close Johnny Manziel Investigation, No Charges Brought)

It appears that future of the former Heisman winner ever play in the NFL again is very much in doubt.

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