Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said during Wednesday’s conference call with Cincinnati reporters that he was not offended by Lewis calling him a midget and that he laughed off the comment.
“I read it on Twitter,” the 6-foot Manziel said. “Honestly, it is kind of one of those things you have to laugh off a little bit. They think I’m short. I’m obviously a little undersized. At the same time, I didn’t think ever, at any point, that coach Lewis meant that in a very negative way.
“It never really got to me or upset me at all,” he continued. “I kind of just went about my day and moved on. It is what it is.”
Asked if he had ever been called a midget before, Manziel said “No, sir.”