Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel insists he’s not doing anything wrong and that he’s not changing his ways for anybody.
He was reacting to comments by Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Joe Montana that he should cut back on weekend soirees as it would affect his focus and energy for football.
Manziel said he respects the words of the Hall of Famers he grew up admiring but insists he is very committed to football and has a right to enjoy his time off on weekends.
“Nothing that I’m doing on the weekends is affecting my job,” he said. “Nothing that I’m doing on the weekends is hopefully hurting any of my teammates in the locker room.”
He added that he’s tired of being the object of constant attention as people want to photograph or video him wherever he goes, and it always makes its way to social media.
Manziel said his goal is to be the Browns’ starting quarterback and admitted that coach Mike Pettine was correct in saying he’s behind Brian Hoyer as the team heads to training camp.