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Haslam on Manziel: We Haven’t Given Up On Him

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With Johnny Manziel in rehab, opinions have been floating concerning his tenure with the Cleveland Browns, but there is one person with the organization who hasn’t given up on him, owner Jimmy Haslam.

From ESPN, Haslam spoke to the Browns beat writers and told them that he still has faith in Manziel.

“I think it’s way too early to give up on Johnny,” Haslam said during a meeting with the team’s beat writers. “We certainly haven’t given up on him.”

“I applaud him for raising his hand and saying ‘I need help,'” Haslam said. “We’re going to do everything we can to support him. Our primary interest is making sure that he gets well, if you will. Fixes himself.”

“However long that takes, we’re going to stand beside him. We hope Johnny can get that straightened out because we feel he’s a really good athlete and can help our team. But the first thing he’s got to do is get himself fixed.”

Good to see Haslam standing by Manziel. He needs a lot of support for the thought time he is going through. Hopefully going forward, Manziel will be a different teammate and adult. Understandably, its hard coming into a league where you are praised and the expectations are high. Its a lot to live up to.

“The spotlight on him is phenomenal,” Haslam said. “Some he brought to himself, some of it part of the persona of Johnny Football. I hope to heck he can get himself straightened out.”

We all do.