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Johnny Manziel

'We All Got His Back'

... Says Browns WR

6/2/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0530_nate-burleson_manziel_getty2Johnny Manziel's crazy Vegas party weekend was "well-deserved" ... because he's been "kicking ass" during practices with the Cleveland Browns ... this according to Browns WR Nate Burleson

Nate tells TMZ Sports the team is well aware of Johnny's 3-day bender in Sin City ... and says as far as he knows, the team is still staunchly behind him ... saying, "He worked his ass off to party that weekend."

As we previously reported, Manziel hit up clubs, party pools and hung out with stars like Pauly D and Gronk during the Memorial Day break -- and his critics blasted him for it. 

But Nate says, "Everybody should mind their own business when it comes to how [Johnny] enjoys his free time."

Burleson -- a 10-year vet -- says despite his party reputation, Johnny's been all-business on the field. 

"He's got moxy. He's whippin' the ball around. He's not cocky. He's locked in -- you can tell he wants it."

Of course, the battle for the starting QB job is still underway -- but Nate says if Johnny gets the nod, they'd make one hell of a tandem. Stay tuned ...

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What you do off the field affects your performance on the field. Everybody needs to blow off steam once in awhile, but Johnny hasn't even done anything yet.

110 days ago


Have been watching JManziel since his freshman year at Tivy HS. He has the ability to make everyone around him play better. He, with their help, can get some incredible things done. He has done it at all levels, so I will not be surprised to see him amaze again.

110 days ago


Crazy Vegas party? Bender? That sounds like somebody who walked out of his hotel stammering drunk, which I have yet to read anywhere (and, trust me, it would be out there if he had).

He went to Vegas to have some fun with friends which, by the way, is not illegal, immoral or obscene.

These words come from a Browns fan who has endured losing for 30+ years (I am 44) ... and somebody who doesn't drink or party. Give the guy a break - he'd just been drafted into the NFL.

110 days ago

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