Cleveland Browns General Manager, Ray Farmer spoke to media following Friday's practice.
Farmer was asked if he willingly turned in his cell phone to the NFL, "“I turned over my cellphone. Again, I made the mistake. I made the admission. It is what it is. I’ll deal with any penalty I got. If they saw fit to be lenient, than that was their call; it wasn’t mine.”
Ray Farmer was suspended without pay for the first four regular-season games of the 2015 season for his violation of the NFL's electronic device policy, where he text Browns coaches on the sidelines during games. The team was also fined $250,000.
Farmer also addressed if there were any expectations from Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, " “I don’t think the expectations change. I think the development is different. You expect more because now you are in Year 2 and you should learn a little something different and appropriate yourself that way. Rookies come in and all rookies are different. Some hit the field and they run, and it is great and then they hit the sophomore wall. Other guys come in and it takes a little bit more to get going and then they take off. Everybody is an individual, but I would say our expectations for Johnny haven’t changed. We still think he is capable of being a good player. He has to put the time, effort and energy to achieve that.”
Friday, Manziel threw 10-for-11, even connecting with Terrelle Pryor on a quick slant.
The Browns will practice in full pads on Saturday.
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