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ESPN’s Antonio Pierce: Manziel Hasn’t Shown He Can Be a Professional


On Tuesday’s “NFL Live” on ESPN, former NFL linebacker and now analyst Antonio Pierce reacted to Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel’s benching in light of a partying video surfacing a week after being named the full time starter in Cleveland for the rest of the season.

Manziel, who went to rehab in the offseason and smelled of alcohol in a traffic stop in October, was seen in a video taken over the weekend holding alcohol and was alleged to be drinking and partying away the majority of the weekend.

Pierce said Manziel has not shown he can be a professional “on and off the field.”

“You have not shown that you can be a professional on and off the field. There’s a lot of things that’s probably not even out in the open that we know about with Johnny Manziel and this football team. But you’re saying, ‘It’s not worth it, it’s just not worth it.’ There’s a lot of talented guys who come to the National Football League and they just don’t get it.”

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