Mike Pettine: NFL investigation into Manziel incident has not concluded

Though reports have indicated otherwise, Browns head coach Mike Pettine said that the team has not heard from the league in terms of a conclusion to the investigation of the Johnny Manziel incident.

BEREA— Johnny Manziel met with an NFL investigator on Wednesday night, but no conclusion has been reached regarding any discipline for the quarterback, according to Browns coach Mike Pettine.

 Manziel would not be disciplined 

Though Ian Rappaport of NFL.com reported early on Thursday that Manziel would not be disciplined by the NFL following the investigation, Pettine has heard nothing of the sort. 

“We have not,” Pettine said, when asked if the Browns had heard from the NFL regarding the investigation. "I know there’s reports out there."

That's not to say, however, that the organization won't hear by the end of the week.

“Expect it soon," Pettine said. "I know that, like I said, they have their timetable."

Though the team may hear about the decision soon, Pettine isn't all that concerned with the news. He is concerned, however, with preparing for the Arizona Cardinals. 

"We’re hunkered in preparing for the game," Pettine said. "When we get the word, we get the word.”

Meanwhile, after missing practice on Wednesday, Josh McCown is set to return to practice in a limited role on Thursday. 

"He’ll be out there to take some of it,” Pettine said, prior to practice. "He’ll do some limited work today and we’ll see how he is after that.”

If he's not able to start on Sunday, the Browns will be prepared to start Manziel. 

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