Johnny Football enters rehab treatment

Johnny Football enters rehab treatment

quarterback, Johnny Manziel has entered rehab, according to a statement released Monday morning.

Brad Beckworth, a friend and advisor to Johnny Manziel and his family released the following statement:

"Johnny knows there are areas he needs to improve on to help him be a better family member, friend and teammate, so he decided to take this step in his life during the offseason. On behalf of Johnny and his family, we're asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland."

Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer had this to say:

"We respect Johnny's initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process. Our players' health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns. We continually strive to create a supportive environment and provide the appropriate resources, with our foremost focus being on the individual and not just the football player. Johnny's privacy will be respected by us during this very important period and we hope that others will do the same."

Johnny's short time with the Browns has been quite tumultuous. Let's take a look back.

April 23-24, 2014: The former Texas A&M quarterback first met with Cleveland Browns team officials in April of last year. The Cleveland visit was just one of many he made in preparation for the draft. 

May 8, 2014: A few weeks later, 6-0, 210-pound Manziel was selected with the 22nd overall pick, the second of the Browns' two first-round selections. The Browns traded up to get him.

June 17, 2014: The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms with QB Johnny Manziel. He would compete with Brian Hoyer for the starting QB position.

July 1, 2014: Cops were called to a party Johnny Manziel was attending. He was reportedly hanging out with Justin Bieber at his condo in Beverly Hills along with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and Fast and Furious movie actor Tyrese Gibson. At the time Johnny said, 'he's just living his life.'

Aug. 20, 2014: Brian Hoyer named starting quarterback for the Browns.

Aug. 22, 2014: NFL fined Manziel $12,000 for an inappropriate hand gesture against the Washington Redskins. He was caught giving the bench players the middle finger.

November 29, 2014: Manziel's bodyguard was arrested for a DUI in downtown Cleveland in Manziel's car. One week prior to that, Manziel's roommate struck a fan who was "toying" with Manziel. 

Dec. 9, 2014: No more sidelines for Johnny Manziel. It was announced that Johnny Football and his jersey, which had been a top-seller all season, would start in the Browns game against the Cincinnati Bengals at First Energy Stadium.  

Dec. 22, 2014: After playing seven quarters as quarterback, Browns head coach Mike Pettine announced Manziel would be shut down for the year due to the hamstring injury he suffered in the game against the Carolina Panthers. He finished the year throwing 18-of-35 for 175 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble. Manziel also added 29 yards on the ground with a touchdown.

Dec. 28, 2014: Travelling with the team for their last game of the season, Manziel missed hamstring treatment and was fined. Sources say Manziel had a party the night before and Josh Gordon attended. Both players said that was not true. 

Jan. 23, 2015: Browns players reportedly lashed out against Manziel in an ESPN report. ESPN.com reports that Manziel was so late to meetings, it was hard to say how many times he had been fined. There are quotes from players saying Manziel's rookie season was a "100% joke". The article claims veteran players did not want to play for Manziel because his preparation was not good, he did not know the plays or call them right in the huddle, and generally was a disaster.  

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