Guess Which NFL Coach Called Johnny Manziel A ‘Midget’ And Apologized Hours Later

by 3 years ago
NFL: Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

Timothy T. Ludwig - USA today


Yet another lackluster Brian Hoyer performance has only fueled speculation the Cleveland Browns will turn over the quarterbacking reins to Johnny Manziel.

The coach of the Browns’ next opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals, was asked in a radio interview if his team is doing anything special to prepare for the possibility of Johnny Football.

“You’ll get a little bit more movement if Manziel’s the quarterback, the thing that they did against Buffalo. But other than that, no, that doesn’t impact you at all. You gotta go defend the offense. You don’t defend the player.”

Lewis paused, then added: “Particularly a midget.”

Since it’s 2014 and “midget” is one of those words you can’t say, Lewis quickly apologized.

“I apologize to Johnny and the Browns and all the fans in Cleveland,” Lewis said. “It was just a poor remark. I really didn’t mean anything by it.”

I’d wonder if Manziel was offended but you and I both know he was likely otherwise occupied last night and totally missed the snafu.

[H/T: Pro Football Talk]


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