Friday, May 9, 2014

Cleveland Browns choose Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel at NFL Draft, draft picks come on the heels of voters sanctioning on Tuesday of the $270 million sin tax on cigarettes and alcohol to help fund Cleveland sports stadiums upkeep for next 20 years

Justin Gilbert (right)

Johnny Manziel (right)
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CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Browns on yesterday chose former Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert, who is Black,  with the 8th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft and former Texas A& M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick.

Both Gilbert and Manziel arrived earlier today at the Browns training camp in Berea, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, to formally meet their fellow players.

The draft picks come on the heels of approval by Cuyahoga County voters at the ballot box on Tuesday of renewal of the sin tax on cigarettes and alcohol for another 20 years at a price tag of $270 million to help fund professional sports stadiums upkeep, a measure that passed 56 percent to 44 percent. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)