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Finally, Johnny Manziel And The Cleveland Browns Settle Their Divorce

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Finally, Johnny Manziel And The Cleveland Browns Settle Their Divorce
The Browns' statement in February said Manziel's "status with [the] team will be addressed when permitted by league rules." That day is here.
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The Johnny Manziel experiment in Cleveland is officially over.

The Cleveland Browns cut the embattled 23-year-old quarterback Friday just before the start of the NFL's new calendar year.

The writing's been on the wall for Manziel's exit from the Browns for a while now.

In early February, the Browns released a statement saying "his status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules."

Despite his impending release from Cleveland and potential indictment by a grand jury over accusations he hit his ex-girlfriend in February, Manziel's kept a fairly public profile, attending the big UFC 196 fights and partying it up with Scott Disick.

Manziel signed a four-year, $8 million contract with the Browns in 2014. The Browns still owe Manziel more than $4 million.

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