Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Manziel Demoted for Lying to Coach

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Manziel Demoted for Lying to Coach

Article excerpt

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine didn't blatantly throw Johnny Manziel under the bus Friday.

But Pettine also didn't deny he demoted Manziel from starting quarterback to third on the depth chart earlier this week partly because he lied to him.

Manziel reportedly told the Browns the party video that surfaced online Monday showing him holding a large bottle while singing and dancing in an Austin, Texas, nightclub late last week was old.

He also tried to get other partygoers involved to cover it up, according to the report.

"I already addressed it," Pettine said. "I said trust and accountability was where we had a shortfall. I have nothing more to add."

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