Report: Browns spoke with Manziel about toning things down

johnny manzielESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on SportsCenter today that the Browns have spoken with Johnny Manziel about “toning it down,” regarding his actions on social media.

Per Mort, owner Jimmy Haslam was “bothered” by Manziel’s recent posting of a “Money Phone” (stack of bills held to the ear) on Instagram. The Browns seem to be concerned more with Manziel’s Twitter and Instagram behavior, rather than his well-publicized weekend partying. Approached by the Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday morning, Manziel told the paper “I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong,” and “I’m not going to change for anybody.” Earlier this month, Browns RB Ben Tate described the coverage of Manziel as “annoying,” hinting it may be a distraction in the locker room. 

Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland has never anything like this from a Browns player.

In all fairness to Manziel,  he doesn’t control whether people take photos of him and poster them on Intagram or Twitter.