Brady Quinn thinks Johnny Manziel should clean up his act
The Browns say they don’t have a problem with what Johnny Manziel does off the field. But former Browns quarterback Brady Quinn does.
In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday, Quinn ripped Manziel for his behavior in the latest party video-gone-viral featuring the Browns rookie.
"I can’t hear," Manziel said in the now infamous ‘money phone’ Instagram video. "There’s too much money in my [bleeping] hand. I can’t hear a thing."
Quinn, who took issue with Manziel’s highly publicized Vegas jaunt last month, said he didn’t think the rookie quarterback was setting a proper example off the field.
"I just don’t think it’s right," Quinn told hosts Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan. "I don’t think it’s respectful to the other veteran players too right now that are probably taking care of their bodies, trying to prepare to go into a winning season right now instead of doing things like that off the field."
"The thing I’m most worried about is what you’re kind of seeing off the field," Quinn added. "Some people say you can work hard and play hard. But I think my biggest issue with it is when you’re drafted in the first round, you’re the face of the franchise, and when you’ve got a video that comes out like that, I understand he’s trying to have a good time and live his life off the field, but there’s a little kid watching that, and now he’s looking up to him as a role model. And for me, personally, I have a little bit of an issue with it."
Quinn even implied that while the Browns might say Manziel’s off-the-field antics aren’t an issue, his behavior is disrespectful to the organization and his teammates.
"I don’t think that’s the way you want to conduct yourself. If you’re asking [Browns owner] Jimmy Haslam, ‘Is that really what you want the face of your franchise doing and having out there?’ I just don’t think it’s right."