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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel had an up and down rookie season and now there will be plenty more speculation about the root cause of his struggle. Manziel has entered a treatment facility for what is most likely an alcohol problem, allegedly. 

Reports ESPN:

Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday, adviser Brad Beckworth told ESPN.com on Monday through a spokesman for the Browns quarterback.

“Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate and he thought the offseason was the right time to take this step,” Beckworth said.

“On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”

Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement that they support Manziel’s decision.

“We respect Johnny’s initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process. Our players’ health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns,” Farmer said.

What Manziel is in treatment for is the next logical question. The answer is, though unconfirmed, alcohol.

On a Tuesday in the final week of the season, Manziel stood in front of about 20 media members and outlined his plan to become the Browns’ answer at quarterback. He wanted to be “the guy” for Cleveland, he said, and would do so by taking his job more seriously. He was more animated than he’d been all year, eager to declare his intentions. Four days later, stories in the Browns’ facility began to circulate. Manziel was not present the morning before the season finale. Team security drove to Manziel’s downtown home to check on him. The Browns were packing up for the season finale at Baltimore on Dec. 28.

Two team sources said security found a player who they felt clearly had partied hard the night before. One source used the words “drunk off his a–.”

Sounds like Manziel needs to cut the yes men, pass on bottle service and maybe play more video games at home to pass the time. Just saying.

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