PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) - Following a rough start to his NFL career, in which he made more headlines for his partying off the field than for his play on it, Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment program.
As Sean d'Oliveira of CBSSports.com writes, Manziel's advisor Brad Beckworth made an announcement on Monday but didn't make known the exact type of treatment he'd be receiving.
d'Oliveira reports that Manziel was fined by the team at the end of last year for showing up late to a treatment session. It was speculated he threw a party the night before.
A statement was released by Browns General Manager Ray Farmer about Manziel's decision to seek treatment:
"We respect Johnny's initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process. Our players' health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns. We continually strive to create a supportive environment and provide the appropriate resources, with our foremost focus being on the individual and not just the football player. Johnny's privacy will be respected by us during this very important period and we hope that others will do the same."
Manziel appeared in five games this past season for the Browns, completing 18 passes on 35 attempts for 175 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Manziel also rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown.
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