Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel candidly addressed his off-field antics Friday, admitting he has made some bad choices.
“At the end of the day, I’ve made some rookie mistakes, there’s some things I wish I could have gone back and done a little differently, but continuing to move forward and try to represent this organization in a positive manner and a positive light,” Manziel said, via NFL.com.
Manziel said Browns head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer meet with him to discuss some things that happened before training camp.
“The main thing is people within this building, my teammates, the coaching staff, the higher-ups in this organization — we’ve all been on the same page, we’ve all been good and we’re very eager to be moving forward,” Manziel said.
Manziel also spoke about the incident that occurred in Las Vegas, where he was photographed rolling up a dollar bill in front of a bathroom mirror, saying “they’re good with everything.”
A report earlier Friday indicated that the Browns were “alarmed” by some of his offseason escapades, but the 21-year-old still defended his right to enjoy time away from the gridiron.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me going out and having a nightlife and having a social life,” Manziel said. “I am 21 years old, and I do like going out. It was the offseason, free time for us, and if I want to go out, hang out with my friends or go to nightclubs or do things like that, I think that’s within my rights to be doing that.”
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