CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday because the ruling has not been made public.
Manziel said he was reacting to taunting by the Redskins during Monday night's nationally televised game. The action didn't help his chances to win Cleveland's starting job, which went to veteran Brian Hoyer. Manziel says he has to be ''smarter'' on the field.
Browns coach Mike Pettine was ''extremely disappointed'' by Manziel's conduct and said the 21-year-old's on-field behavior factored into the team's decision in naming a starter.
---
AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL
Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial

NFL Team Pages

Recent NFL Discussions

Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 463 Green Bay Packers 85%
#2 468 New York Jets 83%
#3 471 Miami Dolphins 82%
#4 491 Minnesota Vikings 79%
#5 478 Arizona Cardinals 75%
#7 489 Philadelphia Eagles 73%
#8 469 Indianapolis Colts 72%
#9 487 New York Giants 69%
#10 483 Cincinnati Bengals 66%

NFL Futures

  • INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 3/1
  • GREEN BAY PACKERS 13/4
  • SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 7/2
  • NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 9/2
  • DENVER BRONCOS 5/1
  • DALLAS COWBOYS 6/1
  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 11/1
  • BALTIMORE RAVENS 12/1
  • PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12/1
  • ARIZONA CARDINALS 12/1
Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial