The Homeless Man
Many teams didn’t want to touch Manziel despite his amazing college success. He was the first freshman in NCAA football to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. But there were concerns about his stature and arrogance. Nonetheless, Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam decided that Manziel was the Browns’ future savior.
One wacky report saw Haslam tell Sal Paolantonio that a homeless man convinced him (via CBS Sports). The Browns owner said: “Here in Cleveland, everywhere I go people know me. And I was out to dinner recently and a homeless person was out on the street, looked up at me, and said ‘Draft Manziel.'”