Chris Gonos, 33, said he approached Manziel early Saturday at
a Cleveland hotel and said, 'I'm the biggest Browns fan ever, I
love you, I want to give you a hug,'" according to a police
Gonos told police as he stepped toward Manziel he was "attacked"
by one member of Manziel's group and then beaten by several
others. Gonos received a swollen lip, a swollen right eye and a
red face, the police report said.
Police were called to the scene around 2:30 a.m. and did not
make any arrests. Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner as the
nation's best college player, was not listed as a suspect.
"We are aware of the incident and are in the process of
gathering additional information in order to gain a complete
understanding of what occurred," Browns General Manager Ray
Farmer said. "Nonetheless, the time of the incident is
concerning to us.
"We continually stress to all of our players the importance of
sound decision making in an effort to avoid putting themselves
in these types of situations.
"We have addressed this appropriately with the player and will
have no further comment at this time."
Gonos refused medial treatment, police said.
(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
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