Browns' Pep Hamilton on Johnny Manziel: 'Above my pay grade'

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns associate head coach/offense Pep Hamilton did not mention Johnny Manziel until he was asked about him at his introductory news conference on Thursday.

Hamilton didn't even bring up Manziel when he was asked about the quarterbacks on the Browns roster, referring by name only to his confidence in Josh McCown and Austin Davis.

"[Manziel is] something that coach [Hue Jackson] and [director of football operations] Sashi [Brown] already addressed," Hamilton said.

"That's above my pay grade."

Manziel is the subject of a criminal investigation in Dallas related to a complaint that he assaulted Colleen Crowley the night of Jan. 29 and morning of Jan. 30.