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Cleveland Browns fans are demanding Johnny Manziel starts

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The Johnny Manziel situation is an interesting one from the outside looking in, but to Cleveland Browns fans it must be incredibly frustrating.

Manziel clearly has talent - he wouldn't be a former Heisman winner if he didn't - but the former Texas A&M star has struggled to mature and get out of that college attitude, with his most recent transgression being lying to the Browns about partying and drinking.

So, after failing to learn the playbook as a rookie, entering rehab for alcohol and substance issues, getting into a domestic by the side of the road with his girlfriend and now lying to his team and coaches - surely the question becomes; "Will the Browns just cut Manziel?"


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Well, Browns fans have spoken and it seems like they want the young quarterback to stay in Cleveland, for the time being at least.

ESPN sports business correspondent Darren Rovell tweeted out a Twitter Poll asking fans what they would do with Johnny Football if they were the head coach or general manager of the Browns.

The clear winner, with 52% of the vote, was for the Browns to swallow their pride and actually start Manziel. Somehow, though, cutting Manziel was the second most selected option, as that drew 40% of the vote. Only 8% of the 14,000+ voters agreed with Cleveland that the QB should be benched.

Following the Browns' loss to the Ravens last night, they were even more infuriated, with many calling for Manziel to start again:

And it seems like Josh Gordon is backing Johnny Football as well.


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