Johnny Manziel was drafted last week by the San Diego Padres, a selection that shocked Cleveland coach Mike Pettine, who said he didn’t even know his well-known rookie had a background in baseball.
“My first question was I didn’t really even realize that he played baseball,” Pettine said after practice Wednesday. “I think it was back in high school, and I didn’t even get a chance to talk to him about it.”
Pettine was asked if he thought the Padres’ move is a publicity stunt.
“I don’t know,” he said. “When I heard it, somebody texted me about it, and I didn’t think it was that big of a deal because the kid’s die-hard football. It was a bit of a surprise.”
I agree with coach. I highly doubt Johnny Football will leave the Browns for baseball, but look at the bright side at least he has a fall back option, unlike Tim Tebow.
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