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Browns could try to recover guaranteed money from Manziel after suspension

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In case you hadn’t heard, former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended 4 games for substance abuse. Who ever could have seen that coming, right? The chances of him being on an NFL roster in 2016 were slim-to-none, and the suspension most certainly would seem to put his odds at 0%.

The suspension could still impact the Browns, though, when it comes to trying to recover guaranteed money.

Specifically, we’re talking about $2.173 million in guaranteed money that came with Manziel’s original rookie contract. For a guy who has been spending money at clubs, getaways, and substances as if he has a never-ending cash flow, you’d have to wonder how that might put a big dent in his financial situation.

The only complication I could see is the fact that the Browns have already released Manziel, so this is somewhat of an unprecedented case for me. Can Cleveland still recover money from a player they already parted ways with? I would think so, but it’s a storyline that will continue to keep Manziel tied to Cleveland for now.