There was a lot of attention on Monday night’s preseason game involving Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns. While Manziel played well, the big story of the night will be about something that happened after a play–mainly, how the ESPN cameras caught Manziel flipping the bird at the Washington Redskins bench after a third-quarter incompletion.
The NFL will be looking at the play and will likely fine Manziel for the action which would be nearly $11,000. He could appeal and get it reduced to 25 percent of his check or $6,200 however. Every team this season is going to try to get under Manziel’s skin and obviously the Redskins were able to get that done in this instance.
In the future, Manziel is going to need to learn that he can’t just go off flipping the bird or making money signs with his hands. It is something that officials are going to be watching for every time he steps on the field now. A penalty is likely if he pulls something like that again. There is still a lot of growing up to do for Manziel if he wants to be a successful pro football player.