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Johnny 'Finger': Manziel fined
Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel gave the Redskins bench the gesture late in the third quarter.
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Football League has reportedly fined Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel $12,000 for giving the Washington Redskins bench the middle finger during Monday's preseason game.

According to Cleveland.com and ESPN, Manziel was levied the fine on Friday.

Manziel gave the Redskins bench the gesture late in the third quarter, after opposing players were jawing with him. The Redskins won, 24-23.  Full Story

Tomlin should have taken a stand
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bill Parcells gave his friend Mike Zimmer some ominous advice when the latter got the head coaching job of the Minnesota Vikings.

The Hall of Fame coach, who was once Zimmer's boss in Dallas, told his Padawan that "four or five things happen in pro football every day that you wish wouldn't happen. If you can't handle those, you need to get another job."

One of those "things" hit Mike Tomlin like a Brock Lesnar German suplex on Wednesday when his two top running backs -- Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount -- decided it was a prudent idea to bring some weed along for their ride to the airport in advance of Thursday's dress-rehearsal preseason game with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Full Story

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