Meeting is ‘imminent’ between Johnny Manziel and NFL, Browns coach says
BEREA, Ohio- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will get the No. 1 reps at practice on Wednesday as Josh McCown remains day-to-day with a shoulder injury.
The Browns are not making any decisions on who will start Sunday’s game against Arizona until they know the status of McCown, who was listed on the Browns pre-practice injury report with a right shoulder and ribs injury.
On Monday, head coach Mike Pettine said if McCown is healthy enough to play, he will start against the Cardinals.
Manziel will prep to start Sunday’s game all while he awaits a meeting with NFL officials for his roadside incident in Avon earlier this month. Pettine said the meeting with the league was “imminent,” but would not say when the second-year quarterback would talk with investigators.
On Tuesday, FOX 8 confirmed that NFL investigators met with Avon police to discuss the roadside incident involving Manziel and his girlfriend.
“There is a sense of urgency to it,” Pettine said about meeting with officials.
The Browns do not have a timetable for when the investigation will wrap up or what will come of it, and they are unclear at this time if Manziel would be eligible to play Sunday.
“We’ll just wait and see,” Pettine said. “The league has its protocol on how they handle these situations. We have been ultra cooperative to date and we’ll continue to be.”
The (2-5) Browns return to FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday to face (5-2) Arizona who has not won in Cleveland since 1985 when they were known as the St. Louis Cardinals. **This Sunday’s Browns game airs on FOX 8 at 1pm**