As a graduate of Texas A&M, I am SO disappointed in this guy right now...
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel learned two important lessons during last night's pre-season game against the Washington Redskins. First, the NFL is a lot tougher than college and second, the cameras are always rolling.
"Johnny Football" completed only five of 13 passes and was sacked once, but it's what he did between plays that's getting the attention. After tossing an incomplete pass in front of the Redskins bench, he responded to some on-field ribbing by giving the Skins the middle finger. The gesture was of course caught on camera showing the rookie's immaturity. Following the game, Manziel called it a "lapse of judgement" and says he just slipped up.
Browns head coach Mike Pettine isn't taking it lightly. He called the gesture "disappointing," adding "What we talk about is being poised and being focused -- that you have to be able to maintain your poise. That's a big part of all football players, especially the quarterback, that we have to keep our composure." (ESPN)
Watch the post-game press conference here.