(Cleveland, OH) – Substance abuse problems for Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon have reached fever pitch with the Cleveland Browns. The organization has announced that it plans on releasing Gordon following a patch of troubles that proved to be costly for the talented football player.
Reportedly, Manziel and Colleen Crowley got into an argument in October while the former Heisman Trophy winner was driving on an interstate west of Cleveland. The incident led to the Brown’s QB crossing over several lanes of traffic and exiting the highway.
Police eventually pulled them over and questioned the couple. However, no arrests were made, and no charges were pressed. Crowley emerged from the scene with an abrasion on her arm, which police determined as a result of her trying to exit the vehicle while it was moving and Manziel preventing her from doing so.
Manziel was recently named as the starting QB for Cleveland. He threw for 372 yards and a touchdown and had a team-high 17 rushing yards in Sunday’s road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.
Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beat Journal posted the NFL’s official statement on his twitter page.
Manziel released a statement referencing the league’s decision not to discipline him, via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
I appreciate the NFL’s diligence and discretion in reviewing a situation that was both personal and embarrassing. Colleen and I cooperated fully with the NFL’s process and completely support their goals of making sure that every family under their umbrella is safer and more secure. I’m grateful that the review was so thorough and fair that there should be no question left in the public mind about what actually happened. I’m looking forward to focusing my energies on our start against the Ravens and bringing in a win for our fans in Cleveland.