Browns owner Jimmy Haslam Sends Message to Manziel


The Browns fined Manziel, the 22nd overall pick, after he arrived late to a treatment session for his injured hamstring Saturday morning. He reportedly hosted Gordon and other players Friday night during a party at Manziel’s apartment in downtown Cleveland.

The Browns suspended Gordon for the finale because he missed their walk-through practice Saturday morning. They also made rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert, the eighth overall selection, inactive Sunday because he was tardy to a team meeting Saturday night.

None of the violations pleased Haslam.

“I think this is the ultimate team game and I think a player who can’t show up for meetings, can’t make practice, can’t make weight lifting, disrespects himself,” Haslam said Sunday in the locker room at M&T Bank Stadium. “But I think more importantly, and I think this is what these young guys miss — they disrespect the team, the coaches, the staff, the fans. There’s a lot of people in our organization whose livelihood depends on how well we do, and we’re not going to tolerate people who are irresponsible no matter what round they’re drafted in.

via Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com

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