Johnny Manziel apologizes, vows to regain trust of Browns, fans

CLEVELAND -- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was released from a rehab treatment facility last week, issued a statement Friday in which he apologized to the Browns organization and fans for letting them down.

He vows to work hard to regain trust.

"I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates, and Browns fans everywhere, for your patience, understanding, and support during my stay at Caron," Manziel said. "The doctors and staff have been amazing and what I've learned in the last couple of months has been tremendous. I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down.

"I take full responsibility for my actions and it's my intention to work very hard to regain everyone's trust and respect. I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say. I also understand there's a lot of curiosity about this but anyone who has a friend or family-member that's been through things like this knows it's an ongoing process. I'm going to continue to ask folks to try to respect my privacy as I determine to what degree I am comfortable talking about a subject which I consider very personal. Most of you have been considerate about that and I thank you for it.

"I look forward to seeing my teammates next week and focusing on football and my desire to be the best possible player, teammate, and man that I can be."

Manziel spent 10 weeks in the facility as part of treatment to become a better teammate, family member and friend, as his attorney said in a statement Jan. 28. Manziel is expected to join the team for offseason workouts, which begin Monday.

The facility is tucked deep inside the hills outside Reading, Pa., as part of the Caron treatment program.

The exact nature of Manziel's treatment is unclear. The facility's primary care typically runs four to six weeks but can be personalized if a patient elects to stay longer, according to spokesperson Karen Pasternack.

The facility helped nearly 400 young adults last year, according to its records.

The front page of the program's website describes itself as "one of the oldest and largest drug and alcohol treatment organizations in the country."