Browns QB Johnny Manziel Speaks: No More ‘Money Sign’

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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel broke his silence Wednesday and spoke for the first time since the end of last season, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. A lot has happened since then, including 10 weeks of rehab at the Caron addiction treatment center.

Here are a few quick highlights:

• He said the Johnny Football persona overtook him and he wants to quiet the noise. “The money sign will not be back.”

• He said he doesn’t want to talk about going to rehab and all that it entailed. “I’m trying to close a chapter on my life.”

• He acknowledged, “I was a little bit of a distraction last year and I feel bad about that.”

• He graded his two starts last season as a “disaster.”

• He regretted that his teammates have had to answer endless questions about him.

• He said we’ll know he’s different this year “by my actions.”

• He said, “I haven’t given up on the fact the Browns brought me in here to be a first-round pick.”

• He admitted he’s “not proud of the chapter” of his life that was the tumultuous 2014 season.

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