Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted he came in late for a Cleveland Browns player meeting after a misinterpretation of a changed schedule. A number of his fellow rookies were late too.
The Browns were set to meet at 8:15 but changed it to 7:30, which Manziel misread.
“It was an honest mistake and something I need to learn from and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
The 21-year-old added this was the first time the team called for a 7:30 meeting.
“I was on time for what I thought was our normal 8:15 meeting time. It was a misinterpretation, a misreading of the schedule,” he added.
The rookie quarterback already talked with Browns coach Mike Pettine and settled everything.
Manziel does not believe that being late for the team meeting cost him the starting position in their second preseason game against Washington.
Brian Hoyer will be starting against the Redskins while Manziel looks to be a second option for Pettine.
The Browns are expected to declare their starting quarterback before their pre-season match with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Manziel expressed his thoughts on being a possible starter against the Steelers, “I don’t think I’m ready for Pittsburgh right now. I’ve only played one game.”
Hoyer and Manziel have been competing in training camp to become the starting quarterback for Cleveland.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure for me. I’m still learning. I’m still growing,” Manziel stated.