The Cleveland Browns have seen enough of Brian Hoyer. After another poor outing and another loss amidst an increasingly frantic playoff race, the Browns have decided that Johnny Manziel will start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Jay Glazer.
Glazer says Hoyer and Manziel were informed on Tuesday morning that Manziel would be under center in Week 15. Head coach Mike Pettine made the decision on Monday afternoon, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Hoyer completed only 14 of his 31 passes in a 25-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts over the weekend, throwing for just 140 yards, no touchdowns and a pair of picks. That performance comes just a week after he was benched for Manziel in the fourth quarter in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The officer tried to administer field sobriety tests, and Benson refused. When the officer asked him to recite the alphabet, that was a no go for Benson.
According to the affidavit, Benson “stated he couldn’t do that because he played eight years in the NFL.” Benson also said he could not count to any number higher than three for the same reason.
Benson also refused to perform a balance test. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and booked into the Travis County Jail, and he was later released on a $5,000 bond.
It wasn’t Benson’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated back in 2008, but a grand jury declined to prosecute him. He also was arrested for DWI in Austin in 2008. He was arrested for assault with injury in 2010 after allegedly punching a bartender in the face, and he spent five days in jail in 2011 for assault on a family member.
In 2012, Benson was cited for allowing animals to run without control, and he also was pulled over for going 41 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
Benson spent eight seasons in the NFL, with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and Green Bay Packers. He finished his career with 1,600 carries for 6,017 yards and 32 touchdowns.