Browns fined Johnny Manziel for missed treatment

The Cleveland Browns' new brass still doesn't know where Johnny Manziel was prior to the end of the season.

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.

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.

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.

One player who might return to the Browns is Josh Gordon.

The receiver applied for reinstatement this week. If Gordon is reinstated, Brown said the wideout "could be back" in Cleveland -- he is under contract for 2016 if cleared by the NFL.

"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."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content