LeBron: Manziel rumours a distraction


As the Johnny Manziel saga continues to unfold in Cleveland, the city's most prominent athlete, LeBron James, has become the latest professional to voice his concern over the embattled quarterback's antics.

Manziel, 23, was reportedly partying in Las Vegas on Saturday, on the eve of the Cleveland Browns' NFL season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cleveland Cavaliers star James was asked about Manziel - a client of his marketing firm LRMR - and whether it worried him more from a branding perspective or from the human side of things.

"I think it's more concerned for him individually," James told reporters after practice on Wednesday.

"I'm not quite sure, I don't know all the details on it, I really kind of haven't been all up on it but I've heard a little of it.

"It's just a distraction for not only himself, but for everyone that's around him including family, people that represent him, the people that are around him. And he'll figure it out at some point. We all hope."

This past weekend's reports are the latest in a recent series of events in which Manziel has put himself in a bad light.

The Browns benched Manziel earlier this season after he lied to the coaching staff about his whereabouts during the team's bye week.

New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall offered his own words of advice to Manziel via Showtime's Inside the NFL program on Tuesday, telling the Browns QB that he needs to grow up and get his life together.