Report: Johnny Manziel Out of Rehab

Johnny Manziel

Report: Johnny Manziel Out of Rehab

Browns QB expected in offseason workouts this month.

Published April 12, 2015

Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab treatment facility where he was being treated for an undisclosed condition, multiple sources tell ESPN.

The Cleveland Browns expect Manziel to attend workouts starting April 20, or even earlier. 


Manziel checked into the facility Jan. 28 in an effort to "be a better family member, friend and teammate," family attorney Brad Beckworth said in a statement on Feb. 3. Though no further details were provided, the facility that treated him specializes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Browns coach Mike Pettine, who visited the Heisman Trophy winner this offseason, says football takes a "backseat" to Manziel's health. "For his football life to get it where it needs to be, he needs to get the personal life where it needs to be," Pettine said at the NFL owners meetings last month in Phoenix. "This takes precedence, so however long of time he needs, the football will be there when he gets out."

Insiders say Manziel was "doing great" with his treatment, however, he is understandably eager to return to the field. 

"When [Manziel] is back, it will be full speed ahead for him," Pettine added. "I think he's very anxious at this point. We'll be prepared as we will with every other player. When they get back to town, we're going to coach the heck out of them."

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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