Found July 16, 2014 on Pro Football Zone:

The Cleveland Browns are fired up that LeBron James is back in Cleveland.  They’re hoping he can help his buddy Johnny Manziel stay focused and learn how to live a life of fame, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. One member of the Browns coaching staff said he smiled wide and long after seeing the Decision II. Why? “There will not be a better mentor for Johnny than LeBron,” he explained. The Johnny is Manziel—the swan riding, dollar bill folding party badass who has attracted a massive amount of attention before playing a single down in the NFL. The hope is that James can teach Manziel how to live a more low-profile life. In this Twitter-ized, social media world, appearance counts. This is where some on the Browns believe James can help Manziel. James has been in the public eye since he was a teenager. “The Decision” TV special was a misstep—a massive one—but think about it: James hasn’t been photographed on a swan or getting blasted or rolling up a dollar bill, y’all. James has lived his public life, for the most part, impeccably. James has been one of the most famous athletes in the world and has rarely been photographed in embarrassing positions. He’s smart about his public image while also enjoying his stardom. This is the lesson he can teach Manziel, either directly or by simply being in close proximity to the young star. The Browns envision the tightening of the relationship between the two men and James showing Manziel how to live a public life in a way that Manziel can both be himself and not become a headline. That’s the hope from the Browns, I’m told. They have their fingers crossed. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Browns reportedly hoping LeBron James’ presence in Cleveland will help Johnny Manziel appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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