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Jim Brown Says He Likes Johnny Manziel; Doesn’t Want Browns to Trade Him

TMZ.com today reports on the comments that Browns legendary Hall of Famer Jim Brown said last night at the Cleveland Sports Awards in regard to the rumors that the Browns are looking to move quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Brown says that he doesn’t want to see Manziel moved, and hopes that the Browns keep him, and that he likes Manziel.

Here’s the story:

Johnny Manziel still has one strong supporter in Cleveland … the greatest Browns player of all time, Jim Brown … who says he wants his team to KEEP Johnny Football … no matter what.

“To be honest, I don’t want to see him traded or anything like that,” Brown said at the 16th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.

“I just never feel that’s the answer to anything. But that’s my opinion and I don’t expect you to feel that way. I like Johnny.”

“I don’t think that Johnny is a bad guy,” Brown said (as reported by Cleveland.com).

“But I think he needs someone to deal with him, give him an opportunity to be the nice Johnny, the intelligent Johnny. From all I hear, he should know what is right and wrong, etc. But we never know what is in the background of any of these youngsters.”

“I like Johnny and I know a lot of kids that if you don’t know how to deal with them, you lose them.”

“They don’t come ready made, but on the other hand the argument is he’s a man. He should know how to conduct himself. He has an opportunity and we’ve got all of that, but I like him and I hope they are able to relate and if they are able to relate then he will respect the coach.”

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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