While he isn’t currently on a team, Johnny Manziel won’t play in an NFL game for at the first four games of the 2016-17 season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Manziel has been suspended for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
And Johnny Manziel suspended first four games of season for violations of substances of abuse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 30, 2016
Manziel told TMZ on Wednesday that he plans on getting sober starting July 1. Last week Manziel was involved in a hit-and-run accident. His lawyer also accidentally texted the Associated Press regarding his domestic violence case, and his father called him a druggie.
Manziel appeared in 10 games with the Cleveland Browns last season. He threw for 1,500 yards while tossing seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Manziel was released in March. He was taken with the No. 22 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Browns, after he won a Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M.