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Former Cleveland Browns QB criticises Johnny Manziel ahead on minicamp

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Former Cleveland Browns Quarterback Brady Quinn has spoken out on Johnny Manziel's off the field antics and the former NFL starter is not impressed.

Quinn was discussing a string of videos that have gone viral of Manziel's late night antics which show some questionable behaviour.

Manziel has been seen to be intoxicated in many videos amongst other instances that have caused outrage amongst both fans and NFL personalities.

Quinn said that: "Some people say you can work hard and play hard. But I think my biggest issue with it is when you're drafted in the first round, you're the face of the franchise,

"when you've got a video that comes out like that, I understand he's trying to have a good time and live his life off the field, but there's a little kid watching that, and now he's looking up to him as a role model."

Manziel's behaviour this off-season has indeed been questionable and away from the impact it is having on the Browns younger, more impressionable fan base, Quinn feels its affecting the veteran players too.

"I don't think it's respectful to the other veteran players too right now that are probably taking care of their bodies, trying to prepare to go into a winning season right now instead of doing things like that off the field."

Young, arrogant and costly

Quinn raises some valid points over Manziel's behaviour, it is not role model material, it is reckless and as the face of an NFL franchise it is not acceptable.

But by all appearances this off-season, the Browns seem to be trying to prevent Manziel from becoming the face of the franchise.

They restricted media access at his first session, he has had very minimal media contact in fact since they drafted him 22nd overall in this years draft.

On Monday, it was announced that in the teams off-season workouts, Manziel wouldn't be the teams starter but in fact Brian Hoyer would have the starting spot.

Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine come out on Monday and announced that not only will Hoyer be starting at camp, but he is in fact ahead of Manziel.

-Cleveland Browns Head Coach reveals why Brian Hoyer is ahead of Johnny Manziel

Is it possible that the Browns are more concerned about Manziel's off the field antics than they are letting on? Should he tone it down or is Manzielmania actually good for the game? Give us your opinion in the comments section.

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