Could Browns Bench Manziel For Christmas Eve Partying Video?

johnny manzielYet another video of Johnny Manziel partying has emerged, this one apparently taken from Christmas Eve, that would appear to be the kind of thing the Cleveland Browns told him not to do.

Busted Coverage posted the video — all 10 seconds of it — on its Instagram site showing Manziel appearing to drink Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink, along with a friend, while dancing and rapping.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine hadn’t seen the video when he spoke with Cleveland-area media on Monday, and he said that Manziel could be benched in the 2015 season finale and that the “repercussions would be harsh” if his quarterback is found to be in violation of his agreement with the team.

“Anytime there’s something with our players that casts them potentially in a bad light, whether it’s Johnny or any of our other guys, it’s certainly a concern,” Pettine said. “I’m sure I’ll see it. I’ll have a discussion with him about it.”

The team told Manziel previously it wanted no more social media videos of Manziel partying, and that appears to be exactly what this was. It’s another embarrassment for Manziel and the team. He has had multiple incidents in Year 2 after he said he matured after a tumultuous rookie season.

Worse still, the alleged partying happened hours before one Browns player and one former Browns player were arrested on multiple charges, including illegal possession of Adderall, drunk driving, speeding and a gun charge.

Manziel had been the star of a bye week video in which he rapped vulgar lyrics and was drinking at a club in Austin, Texas. He later was dropped from the starting lineup to the third string after he lied to the team about when the video took place. Manziel was benched for two games before re-emerging as the Browns’ starter.

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