February 10, 2016

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(UPDATED) Dallas police investigating Johnny Manziel for domestic violence; ex-girlfriend receives protective order; Manziel’s dad worried for son’s life

The tumult surrounding Johnny Manziel reached another level Friday. The Dallas police announced they initiated a domestic violence assault investigation with Manziel the suspect. The complaint came from ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, who received a protective order from a judge requiring Manziel to stay away for two years. Earlier in the day, Manziel’s father expressed fear Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says relationship with QB Johnny Manziel can be fixed, but signs still point to a parting of the ways

CLEVELAND — If the Browns are preparing to part ways with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel — as it appears — owner Jimmy Haslam isn’t ready to admit it publicly. After more partying videos of Manziel surfaced this week and new coach Hue Jackson said he’d yet to talk to him, Haslam was asked if the Read More…

Browns Notes: Sashi Brown says team “not in any panic” to make decision on QB Johnny Manziel

BEREA — New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will take his time in deciding troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel’s future with the franchise. “We’re not in any panic to make any decision one way or another on him,” Brown said Thursday. “He understands what’s ahead of him and what he needs to do Read More…

(UPDATED) Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon files for reinstatement; NFL decision to come within 60 days

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Josh Gordon plucking the ball out of the air, speeding through the secondary and crossing the goal line could become a reality once again. The suspended Browns receiver has started the process toward a possible return to the field. Gordon has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says he’d welcome back suspended WR Josh Gordon next year

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine said he would welcome back suspended receiver Josh Gordon next season if he’s reinstated by the league. “Sure, he’s a Cleveland Brown,” Pettine said. “Absolutely we would.” Gordon was suspended for a year by the NFL on Feb. 3 for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. He’d Read More…

Browns Notes: Johnny Manziel says he stays in “constant contact” with suspended WR Josh Gordon

BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel invited a special guest for his trip back to Texas A&M last month: suspended receiver Josh Gordon. They’re close friends, and Gordon’s banishment from the league and Browns headquarters for the season didn’t diminish that. “I still talk to Josh every week, so we’ve been in touch constantly throughout the Read More…

Browns Notes: Paul Kruger welcomes Johnny Manziel to his sleepy neighborhood on the golf course

AURORA — Johnny Manziel didn’t ask linebacker Paul Kruger for a scouting report before he left his buzzing downtown apartment building and moved to the sleepy suburban West Side golf community Kruger calls home. Kruger would’ve told him to be ready for a big change. “It’s about as polar-opposite as you can get,” he said Read More…

Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer taking wait-and-see approach with QB Johnny Manziel, says didn’t include him in trade offer

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer is taking a wait-and-see approach with quarterback Johnny Manziel, who recently completed a 10-week stay at a rehab facility. “We support the young man, he took steps that he needed to take,” Farmer said Thursday during his pre-draft news conference. “We’ve realized that he’s a part of our organization Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine leaves door open for possible trade for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine’s smile was wide as he answered. “Sure,” he said. “Why not?” The question: Are the Browns open to trading up in the draft for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Browns have been, and continue to be, connected to Mariota because general manager Ray Farmer is believed to rate him highly, Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon shakes off suspension, trade talk for huge game in return to lineup

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon runs into the endzone ahead of Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith while scoring on a 47-yard touchdown reception. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS – Receiver Josh Gordon was already motivated to make up for lost time following a two-game suspension to start the season. He got an extra dose of desire before the game Sunday when ESPN reported the Browns had been trying to trade him. “It was made aware to me that there might be a Read More…