Johnny Manziel may not be in the Cleveland Browns’ doghouse, but it didn’t help that he was late for a team meeting last week.
Brian Hoyer was named the starter for the team’s second preseason game against Washington on Monday night, but Manziel says that wasn’t a factor in the decision.
“I personally don’t think it had any decision on going into this week,” Manziel said (via Cleveland.com). “I misread the schedule on Monday. I think we had to come in at 7:30 and I think it was the only day that we’ve had to come in at that time throughout camp and I was on time for what I thought was our normal 8:15 meeting time, so it was just a misinterpretation, a misreading of the schedule. I sat down with Coach [Mike] Pettine and I talked to him and we handled it and we’ve moved on. Obviously it’s something [where] I just need to do a better job of reading the schedule the night before, but it was an honest mistake and something I need to learn from and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”