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Report: Browns owner concerned about Manziel's antics

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jun 28 2014 11:54:17 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 30 2014 10:24:26 AM CDT
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is concerned about rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-field activities and wants him to tone it down, according to ESPN.

Haslam was reportedly bothered by a video that surfaced of Manziel holding a large stack of cash up to his ear like a phone and saying, "I can't hear you. There's too much money in my (expletive) hand."

According to the report, Haslam instructed his staff to speak with Manziel and instruct him to be more careful on social media.

Manziel has also been photographed on occasions with alcohol, gaining a reputation as a partier.

Manziel, speaking at a Play 60 event as part of the NFL Rookie Symposium on Friday, said he does not care how he is perceived by the public.

"I'm not going to change for anybody," Manziel said. "I'm going to enjoy my time off."

Manziel said he would like to see the media coverage he receives away from football go away.

"I want to wake up with a week and not have my name going through something," he said. "And I'm working on getting better at that, but if I want to go back home and spend time with my friends or go out and enjoy my weekends I absolutely have the right to do that."

Manziel said he wants to be the Browns' starting quarterback but understands that, heading into training camp, he is behind Brian Hoyer.

"I'm here. I'm very committed to football," he said. "I'm committed to my job, and on the weekends I'm going to enjoy my time off."