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Browns should let Johnny Manziel burn the candle at both ends

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Johnny Manziel is a unique football player and a unique person. He's not your average man, and as such he should be allowed to go by his own rules.

Curbing his enthusiasm is not the right way to go about teaching the former Texas A&M quarterback about the realities of the NFL. And that seems to be what the Cleveland Browns want to do with their new toy.

However, Manziel will end up doing what he wants to do no matter what the Browns personnel say. You can't control the man right now because a 21-year-old man who wants to burn the candle at both ends.

He will learn in time that the best way for him to become great is to relax more and work over-time in learning his playbook.

But who can blame him for wanting to party? He's young, he enjoys the ladies and the ladies seem to enjoy him. We've all heard the stories about how much action Magic Johnson got in his days as a LA Lakers star, and who knows, maybe that's just how Manziel will role in the NFL for a little while.

The be all and end all with Manziel will be his production on the field. If he wins, the Browns win, and everyone goes home happy. Up until that, Johnny needs to work his way through his youthful years and get his youthfulness out of his system slowly..

He's been living under the microscope since he was a teenager, and even when he makes his NFL debut he'll still only be the legal drinking age.

Manziel is a player on and off the field, and we should embrace that because some of the greatest in the game were just that.

Think of players like the great Oakland Raiders signal caller Ken Stabler and the New York Jets great QB Joe Namath, imagine those players growing up now in this media environment.

They would have been pillared even more than Manziel has been for his partying antics, and those guys were up to much worse.

Stabler was noted for his ability to learn the playbook for a game by the side of a jukebox the night before a game. Now we all know the NFL has changed, but as long as Johnny is not breaking the law or any team curfews or practices, there shouldn't be a problem with what he does.

Some of us in life can't burn the candle at both ends and some of us can. It's just a fact of life. Some people benefit from letting off steam outside of work, but others benefitting from chilling. And right now Manziel benefits from blowing off steam in some of the most glorious places in the world alongside some of the most attractive people in the world.

Don't deny the man his fun. He'll calm down in time.

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