Cleveland Browns Are at a Crossroads with Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns are busy prepping for tonight’s Monday Night Football game, a contest ESPN is probably already regretting. Cleveland is a putrid 2-8 this season, and hardly a team worthy of a prime-time game. The Browns’ opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, are 3-7 and starting quarterback Matt Schaub in place of the injured Joe Flacco.

For all intents and purposes, this is a game nobody could honestly sell as watchable football. Any shot of bringing in viewers was destroyed when Johnny Manziel, who was due to start tonight, got sent to the bench for disobeying team orders by partying over the bye weekend and then trying to lie his way out of it.

Though Josh McCown will start for Cleveland, it still hardly erases the Manziel storyline from the game. Part of this is due to the fact the Browns are in a tricky situation when it comes to how they handle their controversial quarterback from here on out.

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