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Johnny Manziel Is Going Back to College

Off-field incidents derailed NFL career

(Newser) - Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel has re-enrolled at Texas A&M after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court, the AP reports. A school spokesman confirmed Manziel's enrollment Monday, saying he couldn't provide other... More »

Browns Cut Troubled QB Manziel

'Johnny Football' is out of a job

(Newser) - Johnny Football has been tossed aside. Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the scrambling, Heisman Trophy-winning college star who hasn't come close to matching his hype in the NFL, was released Friday by the Cleveland Browns following two turbulent and troubling seasons, reports AP . Manziel's unceremonious exit—the team sent out... More »

Manziel's Ex: He Said He'd 'Kill Us Both'

Colleen Crowley says quarterback hit her on Jan. 30

(Newser) - Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims the NFL quarterback forced her into a car, hit her, dragged her by the hair, and threatened to kill them both during last weekend's altercation in Dallas. Though a police report notes Colleen Crowley "was somewhat vague on the details of the assault,... More »

Last Straw? Browns Will Reportedly Dump Manziel

'Johnny Football' might be out of a job after another off-field incident

(Newser) - He started with such great promise , but it now appears that quarterback Johnny Manziel is about to flame out of his NFL job. ESPN reports that the Cleveland Browns plan to cut Manziel as soon as the new NFL year starts in March. The decision comes after yet another off-field... More »

2 Browns Players Arrested After Traffic Stop

They're not going to make it to Kansas City on Sunday

(Newser) - The Cleveland Browns say linebacker Armonty Bryant and safety De'Ante Saunders were arrested Christmas morning after a traffic stop. The team says Bryant will not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs so he can tend to the legal matter. The State Highway... More »

Police Union Head Calls NFL Player's Shirt 'Pathetic'

Jeff Follmer says Browns' Andrew Hawkins should apologize for Tamir Rice shirt

(Newser) - The president of the Cleveland police union is disgruntled at the latest sartorial protest in the shooting deaths of unarmed black individuals by police. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins sported a shirt that read "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford III " before the Browns' game against... More »

Cleveland Pol Wants 'Win Tax' to Prod Losing Teams

Stadium money would be doled out by 'fan council'

(Newser) - Local governments are constantly doling out cash to professional sports teams, and now one Cleveland politician thinks the public deserves to see some wins for its money. Cuyahoga County voters last month extended a "sin tax" on alcohol and cigarettes to pay for stadium upkeep for Cleveland's three... More »

Star QB's Secret Draft Strategy: Text the Coach

And it worked for Johnny Manziel, now with Cleveland

(Newser) - Johnny Manziel, who in 2012 became the first freshman to earn the Heisman Trophy , didn't want to wait around during the NFL draft. So he texted the Cleveland Browns' quarterbacks coach, Dowell Loggains, asking him to "hurry up and draft me because I want to be there. I... More »

5 Rookie QBs to Watch Today

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III among NFL's 5 rookie starters

(Newser) - Peyton who? Rookie quarterbacks are looking to rule on any given Sunday this year. And as the NFL kicks off its first Sunday of the 2012 season, five teams are placing their fates in the hands of rookie starters—up from the previous record of three in 1960. The Christian ... More »

Former Ravens Owner Art Modell Dead at 87

He was one of the most influential owners in NFL history

(Newser) - Art Modell, one of the most influential owners in the history of the NFL, "died peacefully of natural causes" today, according to his sons. He was 87. Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns, which became the Ravens after he... More »

Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards,... More »

NFL Star Shaun Rogers Nabbed With Gun at Airport

Nose tackle Shaun Rogers faces 5-year sentence for concealed weapon

(Newser) - Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers, who was arrested last night at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when screeners found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage, has been charged with a felony and released on $1,000 bond. Sources say Rogers told police he had forgotten about the firearm. In addition... More »

LeBron in NFL? Browns Coach Says Suit Up

Woeful Cleveland willing to give NBA star a shot

(Newser) - If LeBron James really wants to try football, Eric Mangini will find room on his roster. “I think he should come on down,” the Browns coach tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer . “The guy’s a freak athletically.” James may be an NBA star now, but he... More »

Jets Star Charged With Assault

Braylon Edwards could face jail, suspension in club bust

(Newser) - Jets receiver Braylon Edwards could be catching a sentence of up to 6 months in jail for an alleged assault outside a Cleveland nightclub. Edwards, who may also face suspension from the NFL, is accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James in the incident earlier this month,... More »

Browns' Stallworth Suspended for '09 Season

Broke league's 'substance-abuse,' 'personal conduct' rules

(Newser) - Donte’ Stallworth has been suspended without pay for the 2009 NFL season, the Plain Dealer reports. The Browns wide receiver, who pleaded guilty in June to DUI manslaughter committed in Miami in March, violated league policies on personal conduct and substance abuse. Stallworth is banned from taking part in any... More »

NFL Player Gets 30 Days in DUI Death

(Newser) - Donte’ Stallworth pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter today, the Miami Herald reports, as part of a deal that will send him to prison for 30 days. After that, the Browns receiver will serve two years of house arrest and eight years' probation in the March 14 crash that killed a... More »

The Best and Worst NFL Franchises

But hold your bets: Rankings show winning isn't everything

(Newser) - Great NFL organizations don’t always win Super Bowls, so Adam Schein separates the well oiled from the well Lombardi’d for Fox Sports, ranking franchises on everything from their coaching staffs to public-relations people. The top three:
  • New England Patriots: “The model franchise in all of professional sports.
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Choke Artist LeBron Is No Jordan

(Newser) - The Cavaliers' loss to the Orlando Magic last night further highlights the difference between LeBron James and his spectacular forebear, Michael Jordan, Mike Freeman writes for CBS Sports. “Jordan wouldn't have lost this game or been destroyed in this series,” Freeman writes. Furthermore, Jordan would not have delivered... More »

NFL Player in DUI Crash Faces Manslaughter Charge

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth will likely be charged today with DUI manslaughter for a March 14 crash that killed a Florida pedestrian, the Miami Herald reports. Stallworth hit Mario Reyes early in the morning as Reyes was running for a bus after work. Stallworth had a blood alcohol content... More »

$100M for Haynesworth Opens NFL Free Agency

(Newser) - The NFL free agency period began at midnight, and the Redskins quickly got down to business, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million deal with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, the Washington Post reports. The former Tennessee Titan's contract includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money, the AP adds. He joins... More »

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