Hall of Fame receiver Andre Reed rips Johnny Manziel

New York Magazine has a lengthy story this week on the efforts of Jon Bon Jovi to buy the Buffalo Bills.

In it are some very interesting quotes from ex-Bills star and soon-to-be Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed.

As has become par for the course, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel gets a mention, too.

The writer of the story, Reeves Wiedeman, was with Reed on the day LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers. A television nearby showed Manziel’s tweet referring to James as "my guy," and that apparently set Reed off.

"Who the f— is Johnny Manziel?" Reed is quoted as saying. "LeBron ain’t your guy! You’re not ‘Johnny Football.’ You’re ‘Johnny Rookie B—-.’"

The article insinuates Reed doesn’t think a blue-collar town like Buffalo — "(Buffalo) wears an even truer shade of denim than Cleveland," Wiedeman wrote — would stand for Manziel’s antics.

"They’d boo that motherf—– outta here," Reed said. "The fans would put him in his place."

Reed is in Northeast Ohio this week for festivities leading up to Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The New York Magazine article, titled "Jon Bon Jovi is the Most Hated Man in Buffalo," is about Bon Jovi’s reported plan to buy the team and move the Bills to Toronto.


"Man, f— Bon Jovi!" Reed said in the article. "You might as well just take this city (Buffalo), throw it in the river, and let it go down Niagara Falls."

Reed will likely have chances this week to address his comments. Maybe then he’ll tell folks how he really feels.