Cleveland Browns turned down Hard Knocks reality show

The Browns want a circus, but not THAT much of a circus

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May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThe Browns drafted Johnny Manziel, so you know they don't mind a little extra attention from the media.

But apparently they draw the line there, since they turned down a chance to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" reality TV show.

The Browns might change their course on "Hard Knocks" in the future, but head coach Mike Pettine said that they just weren't ready to do it quite yet.
"It was for the same reason we didn't feel super comfortable having a camera in the draft room. Let's get through the first time, let's get through the first year. There are positives and negatives to doing it. It's not something I would say we'd never do, partly because the league can make us do it."

As Pettine notes, the league can force the Browns to do it at some point. They were allowed to turn it down this year, because Pettine is a first-year head coach. If the league wants them to be the focus of the show next year, they might not have a choice.

Would you want your team appearing on Hard Knocks? Or do you think it's too much of a distraction?
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