Report: Johnny Manziel Suspended 4 Games By The NFL ‘Substance Abuse Violation’
Can’t say you didn’t see this coming.
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has had a rough 2016 so far. He’s been released by the Browns, lost two different agents, arrested, in vehicle accidents, and now the NFL dropped the hammer on Johnny Football, according to TMZ.
Might seem moot … but Johnny Manziel will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy … league sources tell TMZ Sports.
We’re told the violation was NOT due to a performance enhancing drug.
Manziel has said he plans to make an NFL comeback — but we’re told if by some miracle he did get signed to a team, he will be forced to sit out the first 4 games of the season.
The good news, we’re told the suspension does NOT roll over — meaning if he signs a contract for the 2017 season, he wouldn’t have to miss a game for this particular infraction.
We’re told the suspension has nothing to do with Manziel’s legal issues — it was specifically handed down because of the substance abuse violation.
And Johnny Manziel suspended first four games of season for violations of substances of abuse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 30, 2016
So much for sobering up on July 1st like the controversial QB said he would.