Executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown told the media on Thursday the team fined the quarterback for missing a scheduled medical treatment on Jan. 3, the day of the Browns' season finale, but was unsure the reason for the absence.
Brown said the team still plans to sit down with Manziel before determining the signal-caller's future.
"We're not in a panic to make a decision one way or another on him," Brown said.
The news of the fine comes weeks after Manziel was reportedly seen in a Las Vegas casino prior to the Browns' final tilt." We set expectations for our team on and off field," Brown said. "Johnny owns a lot of this in terms of the future of his career."
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that new coach Hue Jackson is expected to part ways with the enigmatic quarterback. At his introductory press conference, Jackson echoed the team's stance that they want to meet with Manziel before making any decisions.
The Browns hold the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, which Jackson indicated the team could use to attempt to finally find a franchise quarterback, which has eluded the organization for decades.
#Browns Sashi Brown: "We need to establish a quarterback here. (Doesn't mean not on roster). We need impact players at impact positions''â Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 21, 2016
Given the off-field problems and the fact that the team has yet to meet with Manziel or find out his reason for skipping treatment, we expect Johnny's days with the Cleveland organization are over.
"We'd sit down with Josh and see where he is," Brown said, adding Gordon's agent has told them Josh is "doing well and is excited to be back."
I just wanna play ball.. ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½â Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) January 21, 2016