Johnny Manziel Benched, Demoted to 3rd String QB After Partying Binge in Austin

By Jason McIntyre

It’s safe to assume the Johnny Manziel era is over in Cleveland.

Manziel, who started the last two games and was given the reigns of the team for the remainder of the season, spent the bye week partying in Austin, and after the team was made aware of the photos and videos circulating, Manziel is going back to the bench.

Not only that, he’s been demoted to 3rd string, the team just announced.

Josh McCown will start on Monday Night Football against Matt Schaub and the Ravens.

It’s reasonable to assume Manziel may not be active for the remainder of the season and he’ll be cut by Cleveland once the season ends.

Manziel was in rehab earlier this year. The team wanted him to cut down his partying. Clearly, that isn’t something he’s ready to do.