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TMZ: Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel Suspended Four Games by the NFL

Johnny Manziel seems to be TMZ’s favorite person to cover these days, as today the site states that Johnny is going to have to sit the first four games of the upcoming season – despite not having a team to play for – due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, something he seems to have done about 50 times according to social media.

Here’s the story

Might seem moot … but Johnny Manziel will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy … league sources tell TMZ Sports.

We’re told the violation was NOT due to a performance enhancing drug.

Manziel has said he plans to make an NFL comeback — but we’re told if by some miracle he did get signed to a team, he will be forced to sit out the first 4 games of the season.

The good news, we’re told the suspension does NOT roll over — meaning if he signs a contract for the 2017 season, he wouldn’t have to miss a game for this particular infraction.

We’re told the suspension has nothing to do with Manziel’s legal issues — it was specifically handed down because of the substance abuse violation.

Wednesday Manziel claimed that he was getting ready for an NFL comeback – something that seems pretty far fetched even more so now with the suspension.

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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