Just two nights before his first NFL start as a member of the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Johnny Manziel received an apology from a fan who approached him as his apartment building on November 22nd and set off a reported fight.
Sandusky, Ohio native Chris Gonos, 33, posted this apology on his personal Facebook account, also sending it to the Northeast Ohio Media Group:
"First off I would like to apologize for approaching you the way I did. All I ever wanted was to show love and give respect. What occurred that night was a huge misunderstanding. Never did I intend to escalate an altercation. I was simply overwhelmed by seeing the man, which I believe is the quarterback of the
future of Cleveland. I apologize for the incident and bringing a negative light to your name and reputation. Especially After you've done such a good job of being under the radar and being a true professional on and off the field. I never attempted to pursue charges or criminally prosecute the individual who
assaulted me that night. Even though I was advised too by my legal counsel. As a true Clevelander I wish you the best and I'm ready for you to "wreck this league.''
Gonos told area authorites that he was assaulted by a member of Manziel's entourage at The 9, the complex where Manziel lives, and that a fight broke out around 2:36 a.m on November 22nd. Gonos also indicated to clevescene.com that his brother tackled Manziel and "I guess he got the sack and the fumble,'' adding that Manziel threw a punch at his brother.
However, Gonos changed tact on Friday, writing in a text to the Northeast Ohio Media Group that he "just wanted a final statement and to show how I feel about the situation and how I feel about Johnny. No hard feelings! Go Browns."Back to the Cleveland Browns Newsfeed