Report: Browns plan to cut Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns have had enough of quarterback Johnny Manziel.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Browns will cut Manziel on March 9, when the new league year begins. The earliest that the team could release Manziel would be next week, per league rules.

In wake of the latest incident involving the embattled quarterback, Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown has issued a statement that reads:

“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, investigated an altercation between Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley this past weekend in which Crowley expressed concern about the quarterback’s well being.

The FWPD deployed helicopters to search for Manziel. They were unable to locate him and no charges were filed, but it was the latest in a string of incidents that painted the quarterback and the Browns organization in a negative light.

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