Johnny Manziel has checked into rehab. A rep for the Cleveland Browns issued a statement saying, “Brad Beckworth, friend and advisor to Manziel and his family, has confirmed that Johnny entered treatment on Wednesday.”
According to Sports Illustrated his camp released a statement:
“The publicist for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he has entered a treatment facility.
A statement from his adviser did not say why Manziel is in treatment.
“Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate and he thought the off-season was the right time to take this step. On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland,” Manziel’s adviser Brad Beckworth said.
Manziel’s teammates recently were quoted in an ESPN story, questioning Manziel’s work ethic and his off-field behavior. He was fined for not showing up for the team’s final walkthrough last season.
One player said that Manziel thought his rookie season was a “100 percent joke.”
Manziel said he wanted to take responsibility for his actions saying, “It’s about actions, it’s about being accountable instead of looking like a jackass.”
Manziel, 22, has long since had a reputation concerning his off-the-field behavior, since he was a Heisman-Trophy winning quarterback at Texas A&M. He was arrested before the 2012 season at A&M when he was charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an off-campus fight.
The Browns selected Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. He completed 18 of 35 passes for 175 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.”