Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns admitted he made mistakes during the off-season and should have acted professionally.
“At the end of the day, I’ve made some rookie mistakes,” Manziel stated after the team’s conditioning exercises for its veterans.
Manziel said he is moving forward to represent the organization in a positive light.
The 21-year-old was surrounded by controversies after a number of provocative photos of him partying and enjoying the off-season circulated.
One of the infamous photos shows Manziel rolling a $20 bill as if doing drugs. He never followed with an explanation, either.
The quarterback defended himself and said it is their free time and they the right to enjoy it.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me going out and having a nightlife and a social life,” Manziel added.
After talking with coach Mike Pettine, Manziel believes everything is settled and it is time for football.
“That’s what I live for and it’s what my job, so for me, I’m very excited to be back and can’t wait to get this underway,” Manziel said.
The Browns will open camp with Manziel having the role of backup for Brian Hoyer.
But the rookie believes he will win the starting role as he improves as camp progress while adjusting as a pro.