BY: John Mamola
There has already been a massive amount of buzz surrounding the Cleveland Browns selecting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. However the first time Manziel takes the field during the Browns rookie mini camp, only the local Cleveland media will be allowed in to see the goods.
Why? Because the Cleveland Browns have banned national media members from the May 16-18 camp in Cleveland.
From Bart Hubbach of the New York Post:
Wow, the Browns told me the national media is barred from their rookie minicamp this weekend due to the team's "tight grip" on Manziel.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) May 13, 2014
If the Browns didn't want the Johnny Manziel circus, THEN WHY DRAFT THE GUY?— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) May 13, 2014
Apparently, the Browns noticed what happened to the Jets when Tim Tebow was traded to New York before the 2013 season and didn’t want that same sort of circus following “Johnny Football.”
"We don't want this to be a Tebow situation," a Browns spokesperson told the Post. "It's not going to be Johnny Football-Mania out there."