Johnny Manziel’s tumultuous two-season stint with the Cleveland Browns will end in March, according to a league source.
The Browns released a statement from new director of football operations Sashi Brown on Tuesday expresses dismay in Manziel’s consistent off-the-field antics. The statement reads, as obtained by ESPN:
“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization,” Brown said. “His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
The reason the release will be enacted in March is because the Browns don’t have the salary cap space to release him in this football year (before Super Bowl). If released in February, it would count $4.6 million against the cap, which the Browns do not have. The cap will increase in March.
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