|Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was waived on Friday with two years remaining on his four-year contract and is now an unsigned free agent|
A native Texan whose grandfather's family migrated to America and got rich in the petroleum industry, Manziel's public life since joining the Browns has been fodder for news outlets.
New Browns head coach Hue Jackson, who is Black and replaced Mike Pettine, who was fired in January along with then general manager Ray Farmer, said that Manziel's replacement will be chosen in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.
Owner Jimmy Haslam fired Pettine and Farmer hours after a 28-12 loss to arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers on January 3, and following a second straight losing season. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)