May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during photoshoot at the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Pettine: Browns' Johnny Manziel learning how to handle social media as a star athlete

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was a huge star in college football. That popularity has stuck with him heading into his rookie season in the NFL and really prevented him from having a private life.

Routinely pictures are snapped of Manziel and his curious behavior, whether it is lying on an inflatable swan seemingly drunk at a club or curiously rolling up a twenty dollar bill in a club.

Head coach Mike Pettine thinks Manziel is beginning to learn and understand that cameras are always around him and pictures can be uploaded via social media rather quickly.

“I think that’s a process for him and I think he’s headed along the right path with that,” Pettine said, via the Associated Press. “I think if you talk to him, he gets it. Some of the things I think he gets a little frustrated with, but I think he’s coming to realize that, ‘Yeah, this all comes with the territory.’”

Pettine also said he has already talked to Manziel about that bathroom photo.

“I picked up the phone and called him,” Pettine said. “It was a good conversation, positive and I’m confident going forward, especially now that it’s all about football, I think some of this will and should quiet down because football season is different. The offseason is one thing, but it’s all about preparation and I think he knows that in order for him to compete well, he’s going to have to probably be more dedicated than he has ever been.”

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