The Browns have released their own statement in response to the news. General Manager Ray Farmer says the team supports Manziel’s decision and asked that Manziel’s privacy is respected while he’s going through treatment.
“We respect Johnny’s initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process. Our players’ health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns. We continually strive to create a supportive environment and provide the appropriate resources, with our foremost focus being on the individual and not just the football player. Johnny’s privacy will be respected by us during this very important period and we hope that others will do the same.”