May 9, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel billboard appears near Cleveland Browns facility (Photo)

The Cleveland Browns are doing what they can to limit the circus that is Johnny Manziel, but they can only control so much.

After stomping their feet in an attempt to lay down the law, informing Manziel that he’s a backup and he needed to act like one, the Browns banned national media from their rookie mini camp.

When the announcement was first made, the impression that it was only non-national sports media that wouldn’t be allowed to watch Manziel and fellow Browns rookies, but that didn’t end up being the case as national media was completely barred from the Browns practice facility – having to do live reports from across the street.

That probably gave them plenty of time to look at the new Johnny Manziel billboard placed on on I-480 in Parma which reads ‘Welcome Johnny’ with a photo of a laces out football to the side.

The billboard also features the words ‘Basista Furniture’, the presumed sponsor.


Property: Cleveland Plain Dealer – (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer)

It’s actually not the first Manziel-inspired billboard we’ve seen in recent weeks as a few months ago, a billboard in Houston appeared asking the Texans to draft the former A&M quarterback.

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