According to the report, Manziel and his associates were involved in an incident early Saturday morning with Ohio native Chris Gonos, who claimed a member of Manziel’s crew struck him after he asked the quarterback for a hug and took a step in his direction.
Johnny Football told reporters on Friday that the man was “very intoxicated” and “very aggressive.”
“I’m not going to go into exact detail,” Manziel said. “It was broken up very fast. It was more towards my roommate than it was towards me. … My name was just mentioned in the police report. I have not been talked to or anything like that. I am not in any trouble.”
Manziel added that Gonos, “came at me, put his hands on me, was extremely aggressive.” The Browns backup quarterback said he and his roommate tried to diffuse the situation as professionally as possible.
Manziel didn’t go into detail about the incident — whether he took or threw a punch — but just said it all happened quickly.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said earlier in the week that the incident wouldn’t have any effect on Manziel’s standing with the team. The backup quarterback will continue to sit behind Brian Hoyer — barring injury — as the Browns fight for a playoff spot.