Browns News: Bengals HC Marvin Lewis apologizes for calling Johnny Manziel a "midget"

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis made some waves on Monday morning, calling Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel a "midget" when asked if the Browns' quarterback decision would affect his gameplan for Sunday's game in Cleveland.

“I apologize to Johnny and the Browns and all the fans in Cleveland,” Lewis said, via Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It was just a poor remark. I really didn’t mean anything by it."

Lewis asserted during his radio interview that the team wasn't going to chance its strategy based upon which signal caller is under center for the Browns.

“You’ll get a little bit more movement if Manziel’s the quarterback, the thing that they did against Buffalo. But other than that, no, that doesn’t impact you at all. You gotta go defend the offense. You don’t defend the player.”

Lewis paused, then joked: “Particularly a midget.”

It constituted a poor choice of words on Lewis' part and likely bulletin board material with the likelihood increasing that Browns head coach Mike Pettine will turn to Manziel for a spark.

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