Dwarf asks Marv Lewis about Manziel’s height in response to ‘midget’ comment

Two days after Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis remarked that Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was a "midget," Cleveland’s Fox 8 sent their own Lil’ John Rinaldi to a Bengals press conference where he queried the coach about Sunday’s Browns-Bengals game.

A 44-year employee of the station, according to a colleague, Lil’ John pulled up a front-row seat at the press conference and his legs dangled above the ground.

Lil’ John asked a couple earnest questions about the Bengals’ game plan, and Lewis gave legitimate answers. Watch John in action:

Lewis answered that Manziel’s tendency to move around in the pocket wouldn’t impact the Bengals’ approach much. Lewis has apologized repeatedly for his remark, saying it “was offensive to people of short stature and to their families and friends."

Lil’ John said the coach’s remark did not offend him. The two spoke briefly after the conference. All is well.  

[H/T Nicholas Kovach]

 

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