CLEVELAND, OHIO-- On Wednesday, Johnny Manziel told TMZ that he was going stone-cold sober starting July 1 to ready himself for an NFL comeback.
On Thursday, Manziel's plans for a return to football might have been altered a bit, as the 23-year-old former Browns QB was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Manziel is currently a free agent, but should he sign with a team this offseason, he wouldn't be eligible to return to the field until Week 5 of the upcoming NFL season.
The 23-year-old is still awaiting potential discipline from misdemeanor assault charges following a fight between he and his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.
Prior to his four-game suspension, Manziel posted pictures to his Instagram page on Wednesday from Cabo, in which he used the hashtag, #hiDad, in reference to his father's recent comments in which Paul Manziel called his son a "druggie."
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