Pettine has no issue with Manziel laughing

Published 1:17 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BEREA (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says he has no issue with rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel laughing on the sideline with his team losing.

Manziel was captured by TV cameras chuckling and smiling during the first half of Sunday’s game at Tennessee. The Browns were trailing 28-3 at the time Manziel was shown.

Cleveland rallied for a 29-28 win in the largest comeback in NFL history by a road team.

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Pettine says he wasn’t sure of the context of Manziel’s behavior, but added “down 28-3, the way we were playing, I think you could term how we were playing laughable.”

Manziel was caught by cameras during the preseason giving the middle finger to Washington’s bench during a game. Pettine said the young QB has to be wary of being watched “but still I don’t consider it a big deal.”