Cleveland Browns fans fed up with Johnny Manz—ahem, He Who Shall Not Be Named's — antics are going full blackout to state their cause.
Former fan Chris McNiel has instituted #JFF, or Johnny Free February.
The quarterback got into some hot water again over the weekend, this time after an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend while in Texas. The Dallas Police Department issued a particularly vague statement about the incident:
The Dallas Police Department has been notified by the Fort Worth Police Department of a possible offense that may have occurred within the Dallas city limits. We are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and have no further information at this time. When additional information becomes available it will be released as appropriate.
Between being mostly AWOL (re: Billy Manziel) since the end of the football season and yet another run in with the law, McNiel and his daughter created to Johnny Free February aka #JFF to nix any mention of Manziel. It makes sense, especially since JFF has more run-ins with the laws than wins on the football field.
Followers of the movement say they'll refuse to mention Manziel as long as he's a member of the Cleveland Browns. No word if they'll continue calling sports talk radio stations to vent or continue leaving snarky Facebook comments on news articles about Manziel.
Anyway, this has been today's sort-of necessary but maybe not update on the third-string quarterback for a losing football team that won't even be on said team in a week or two.