Nov 24, 2014 3:27 PM
Browns investigate alleged fight involving Manziel
The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) Police responded to a Friday morning fight where he a man alleges he was assaulted by someone in Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's entourage at a downtown hotel.
According to a police report obtained Monday by the Associated Press, Chris Conos said he approached Manziel near an elevator at The 9 at 2:25 a.m. and told him: "I'm the biggest Browns fan ever. I love you. I want to give you a hug."
Conos said he took one step toward Manziel and was struck several times in the face and "pushed and attacked" by the group of men who were with the first-round draft pick.
Conos sustained a swollen lip and swollen right eye, the report said.
Manziel lives at the hotel, which has several luxurious apartments.
Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement that the team is gathering more information to understand what happened.
"Nonetheless, the time of the incident is concerning to us. We continually stress to all of our players the importance of sound decision making in an effort to avoid putting themselves in these types of situations," Farmer said. "We have addressed this appropriately with the player and will have no further comment at this time."
Manziel, who has only been on the field for a handful of plays this season, traveled with the Browns for their Sunday game in Atlanta.
Manziel's late hours and social life became an issue during the offseason as he was photographed at various nightclubs.
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