The report from ESPN followed a USA Today report that Manziel was in Las Vegas on Saturday night and a report from SI.com's Peter King that the team was unable to reach Manziel on Sunday. The team wouldn't say whether he was in Vegas that night or not.
Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Haslam said he agreed with left tackle Joe Thomas that quarterback was the most important position on the team, adding a warning shot of his own. It seems as though Manziel even went to the trouble of loading a picture to Instagram as though he were really just at home at his apartment hanging with his dog.
He was listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a concussion.
BEREA, Ohio- Cleveland Browns players reacted on Monday to the news their head coach and general manger have been fired.
"That will be completely their call", Haslam said of the front office's dealings with Manziel.
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Johnny Manziel partied in disguise in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to a new report.
The Browns didn't know where Manziel was on Sunday. "I wasn't", but later the coach said that if the rumors were true, "it would be disappointing".
Manziel was in the Browns' concussion protocol, but missed a required meeting Sunday morning at was not at the stadium for Cleveland's season finale against Pittsburgh. You root for him, but there are problems there. He began the season as Josh McCown's backup, eventually took over as starter and was benched two games by Pettine after a video surfaced of him partying in Austin, Texas, during the team's bye week.