It appears Johnny Manziel’s short-lived career with the Cleveland Browns is nearing its disappointing conclusion.
The Browns will part ways with the embattled second-year quarterback in March after the new league year begins, an NFL source told ESPN’s Pat McManamon.
Manziel was involved in another off-field incident with his ex-girlfriend in Fort Worth, Texas last weekend. Police were called to at approximately 2 a.m. last Saturday morning after receiving a call about a potential domestic dispute. Police used a helicopter to search for Manziel after his ex-girlfriend said he may be in danger, but later deemed the quarterback was safe.
The Browns released a statement about Manziel’s latest altercation on Tuesday, but did not make an announcement regarding Manziel’s future with the franchise.
“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field,” said Cleveland’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Sashi Brown, in a statement. “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. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
If Manziel is indeed finished with the Browns, he will conclude his brief tenure with 1,675 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in 14 games. He also ran for 259 yards and a touchdown on 46 carries. The new NFL year begins on March 9, which is also the beginning of the free agency period.