Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment program to work on himself, a family friend said Monday.
The Heisman Trophy winner entered a program last Wednesday, Brad Beckworth said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.
"Johnny knows there are areas he needs to improve on to help him be a better family member, friend and teammate, so he decided to take this step in his life during the offseason," he said.
Browns General Manager Ray Farmer said the team respect Manziel's "initiative" in seeking help and are supporting him through the process.
"Our players' health and well-being will always be of the utmost importance to the Cleveland Browns," he said. "We continually strive to create a supportive environment and provide the appropriate resources, with our foremost focus being on the individual and not just the football player."