Johnny Manziel tweets selfie wth Justin Bieber

Now Johnny Manziel has gone too far: Tweets selfie with Justin Bieber

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Blog Photo - Johnny Manziel tweets selfie wth Justin BieberCleveland Browns fans can live Johnny Manziel spraying champagne at a Las Vegas nightclub. They can also live with Johnny Football pounding booze while riding an inflatable swan, pretending to use stacks of money as a telephone and holding court with Rob Gronkowski and bikini-clad groupies.

But Manziel's latest stunt is perhaps beyond the realm of what Browns fans can live with. Manziel took a selfie with the world's most generally despised pop star of the era, Justin Bieber. And then Manziel retweeted it.

You can see the image at left, in all of it's brofessional glory. Johnny Manziel took a selfie with Justin Bieber plus Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and R&B vocalist Tyrese at a recent party in Beverly Hills. All that's missing is the Tapout shirts.

How do you look loathsome and unlikable, even when getting your picture taken with an undefeated five-division boxing champion? You let Justin Bieber pose with you in the picture.

Blog Photo - Johnny Manziel tweets selfie wth Justin BieberWhat's even more obnoxious is that the selfie is essentially a promotional effort for Bieber's new selfie app Shots. (because... we need another separate app just to take selfies?) Justin Bieber is an early round venture capital investor in Shots, as is Mayweather. Shots is basically a teenage girl app. According to statistics provided by CNET, "75 percent of [Shots users] are females under the age of 24."

These aren't the target demographics you're looking for, Johnny Manziel.

While Manziel has committed no crimes and is just enjoying free time before Browns training camp, his retweeting the selfie is likely to get him in hot water with Browns ownership. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has asked Manziel to be more discreet on social media. Mortensen reports that Haslam "did instruct his staff to at least have a talk with Johnny about being more savvy as he deals with social media" and that "Johnny Manziel has been told to tone it down, and to watch what goes up on social media."

This story ends exactly how you'd think it would end. According to TMZ, "Beverly Hills PD was called to the condo complex early Tuesday morning by someone complaining about loud music."

 
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