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Skip Bayless calls Johnny Manziel an alcoholic

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It has been another controversial few days for the Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Manziel saw his rookie season come to a close from the sidelines on Sunday as the Browns finished with a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Despite being highly anticipated prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel has failed to impress in his rookie season.

He has spent most of it on the sidelines watching Brian Hoyer lead the Browns and unfortunately for him, when he finally did earn the starting spot, he goes down with an injury.

His year has been heavily watched, scrutinised and analysed and much to our enjoyment, he has provided us with his fair share on controversy.


His most recent outrage - missing team commitments due to partying the previous night, has led to one ESPN analyst to make a bold claim.

ESPN star Skip Bayless has spoken out on the NFL's most controversial rookie and has claimed that Manziel is in fact an alcoholic.

"I believe that even [Johnny's] parents are fed up to the point that they believe he needs to get some help." - Skip Bayless' claims about Manziel

Speaking on 'First Take', Bayless has claimed to have spoken to many people around the Browns organisation and is now convinced the quarterback has a drinking problem.

Bayless didn't just stop at Manziel's possible drinking problem, he also claimed to have been told that the former 22nd pick of the draft has been lying to team executives, coaches and his team-mates.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine has also spoken about Manziel today and has not backed up his quarterback.

Beginning of the end?

Manziel entered the draft as a relatively hot commodity but the constant string of controversies has hindered his reputation.

He has failed to light it up on the field for the Browns and has only managed two starts in 2014 with one being the game he went down injured.

His other start was a horrendous 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in which Manziel threw two interceptions.

He has shown signs of the Johnny Football we knew from his Texas A&M days - like his rushing touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.

Manziel will surely be given a chance with the Browns again next year but the question becomes is the team too small for both Manziel and Hoyer?

Rookie quarterback Connor Shaw took control of the Browns on Sunday and had a mediocre day with some quite impressive plays.

Either way, between Hoyer, Manziel and even Shaw, the future of Johnny Football could be quite the spectacle.

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