The news came out last week that Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was out of rehab after a 10-week stay. That news was confirmed as Manziel was photographed this week at a Texas Rangers game and a Dallas Mavericks game.
However, Manziel has not spoken to the media since being released until Friday morning when he released a prepared statement through the Browns:
“I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates and Browns fans everywhere for your patience, understanding and support during my stay at Caron,” Manziel said in the release. “The doctors and staff have been amazing and what I’ve learned in the last couple of months has been tremendous. I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down. I take full responsibility for my actions and it’s my intention to work very hard to regain everyone’s trust and respect.
“I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say. I also understand there’s a lot of curiosity about this but anyone who has a friend or family member that’s been through things like this knows it’s an ongoing process. I’m going to continue to ask folks to try to respect my privacy as I determine to what degree I am comfortable talking about a subject, which I consider very personal.
“Most of you have been considerate about that and I thank you for it. I look forward to seeing my teammates next week and focusing on football and my desire to be the best possible player, teammate, and man that I can be.”
Although Manziel did not list the specific reason he was in the facility, he did list the name as being Caron.
According to the website, the facility is located in Wernersville, Pa.
Caron’s homepage describes the facility in this fashion:
“With nearly 60 years of experience, Caron is one of the oldest and largest drug and alcohol treatment organizations in the country.”
The website also lists their services:
“Thousands of patients and their families have found hope and healing at Caron Pennsylvania. Referred to as Magic Mountain because of the centers ability to heal and help patients suffering from addiction, Caron Pennsylvania is the founding location of Caron Treatment Centers. Located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania and situated in a private mountaintop setting, the 250+-bed facility treats adolescents and teens, young adults, adults, relapse patients and families.”
Services listed in Caron Pennsylvania include: Medical detoxification, Residential assessment programs, Gender-separate and specific primary rehabilitation for adolescents and teens (13–19 years old), young adults (20–25 years old), and adults (26+ years old), relapse treatment, gender-separate and specific extended care for adolescent, young adults and adults.
The Browns begin their off-season program on Monday, April 20 and Manziel is expected to be in attendance.
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