CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Monday was really the first chance we got to hear from Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine on the Johnny Manziel situation that happened last Monday, and broke on Friday.
According to the police report, Manziel and Colleen Crowley, were in downtown Cleveland drinking Monday, Oct. 12., and had plans to go see a movie. After deciding he wanted to pick up a friend, Crowley got upset and tried to get out of the car on I-90. The couple was stopped in Avon. The officer did not notice any slurred speech or impairment. Manziel admitted to police that during the incident he was "trying to grab her arm to keep her from 'riding' out of the car," but never struck her. No charges were filed.
Despite the news, Manziel suited up and did not face any suspension for Sundays game against the Broncos.
"There's accountability, some of it is public, some of it is private. If you think we're just turning a cheek to this and ignoring it, you'd be dead wrong," Pettine said on Monday when asked if Manziel would be held accountable.
Pettine was also asked if there is going to be concern that this always become some kind of distraction because of Manziel's profile, ""If you look at this incident, it it was one of our other players would it be the center focus of a press conference, but he knows it, that comes with the territory of who he is."