Johnny Manziel has made one of the worst starts possible to a promising NFL career.
The Heisman-winning college quarterback was taken in the first round of the 2014 Draft by the Cleveland Browns, who fully hoped they had finally gotten their hands on a franchise quarterback of the future.
But it quickly went downhill. Manziel spent his first weekends in the National Football League partying instead of learning the playbook, lost the starting job to Brian Hoyer, and ended his rookie season in rehab for alcohol and substance problems. And now, Manziel is on his last life in Cleveland.
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Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Browns game against the San Francisco 49ers - which Manziel will be starting after a two-game demotion - head coach Mike Pettine revealed that the former Texas A&M star is now on a very short leash.
"It would be hard for me to sit here and say, 'We have a zero-tolerance policy," Pettine said. "But if something were to occur, I could imagine that the repercussions would be harsh."
Manziel was punished by Pettine after a video surfaced of the quarterback holding a champagne bottle in a club, not something you expect to see from a person who came out of rehab less than a year ago.
Lying to the Browns and getting his friends to lie to them as well, probably wasn't the smartest move from Manziel either.
Surely the franchise are nearing a point of no-return for the troublesome QB, who hasn't shown anything on the gridiron that warrants him being worth all this trouble.