Archive for February 3rd, 2016

Manziel Worn Out Welcome, Prostitution Sting In San Jose, Lady Gaga To Sing National Anthem


Johnny Manziel, AKA Johnny Football, has worn out his welcome in Cleveland. The Browns, who traded up to get Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, are reportedly cutting ties with the troubled quarterback after his most recent transgression. Police were called last weekend in Fort Worth, Texas to investigate an altercation between Manziel and an ex-girlfriend. This was not his first run-in with police. Not by a long shot. In some ways, his rap sheet is far more impressive than his stat sheet. Manziel has started in only 8 games over the last two seasons, spending most of his time playing second fiddle to the quieter, more consistent quarterback Josh McCown. Browns’ EVP of Football Operations Sashi Brown released a statement condemning Manziel’s behavior, but declined to comment further. Due to salary cap considerations, the Browns will need to wait until March to officially cut Manziel from the team.

Johnny isn’t the only one getting sent packing. Denver Bronco’s rookie safety Ryan Murphy and his brother were detained by police yesterday during a prostitution sting in San Jose. His brother was cited for solicitation, according to several sources. The Broncos have determined that these are precisely the kind of distractions they don’t need in the days leading up to Super Bowl 50. Murphy isn’t being cut from the team, but he was sent back to Denver. Strangely enough, Murphy isn’t the first NFL safety to find himself in this position. Atlanta Falcons safety Eugene Robinson was arrested for soliciting a prostitute the night before Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999. Those were different times though, as evidenced by the fact that Murphy played in the Super Bowl the next day against the Denver Broncos. He probably shouldn’t have though. He botched coverage on an 80-yard touchdown pass from John Elway. The Broncos won 34-19.

In other Super Bowl news, Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem in Super Bowl 50!


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