CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have released troublesome quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The team cut ties on Friday with the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner after two disappointing, drama-filled seasons. Manziel faces an uncertain future in the NFL and potential criminal charges in Texas following a domestic violence incident.

The Browns used a first-round pick in the 2014 draft to select Manziel, an electrifying star at Texas A&M who earned his ''Johnny Football'' nickname in college with side-armed throws and scrambles for touchdowns. But Manziel's pro career has not gone well as he has become better known more for his excessive social life than anything else.

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Manziel started just eight games for the Browns, who supported him through a lengthy stay in rehab last year but finally grew tired of his antics and are moving on.

He passed for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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