According to a report from USA Today, Manziel was spotted "dining and gambling" in Las Vegas on Saturday, the night before the Browns' season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manziel was declared out for the game with a concussion so he is not required to attend.
Johnny Manziel, who will sit out the Cleveland Browns' regular season finale Sunday due to a concussion, was seen Saturday dining and gambling at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood casino, according to employees and patrons who interacted with the embattled quarterback.
Manziel, who Browns coach Mike Pettine said still must address off-field problems that resulted in a stint in rehab last year, paid cash for a meal at a restaurant in the casino, according to Tina Samira, a waitress who served Manziel and his guests at Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood.
Manziel also sat down at a blackjack table and a casino employee examining his photo ID exclaimed, "We've got Johnny Manziel with us tonight," according to John Hornacek, a 43-year-old casino patron who witnessed the exchange.
Browns Vice President of Communications Peter John-Baptiste would not confirm for USA TODAY Sports if Manziel was in Cleveland. He told cleveland.com the report was untrue when USA Today MLB digital editor Scott Boeck first tweeted it.
After the report became public, Manziel posted a photo of himself and his dog to his Instagram account, then sent out the photo on Twitter with the hash tag #Saturdaynights.
A photo posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) onJan 2, 2016 at 6:05pm PST
The location on the photo was later filled out as Avon, Ohio, where Manziel lives during the season. He also tweeted a few times about the Alamo Bowl game between Oregon and TCU, and sent out the following tweet as well:
Haters #Me&myFrenchiePug— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 3, 2016