"I want to make sure we all understand that that behavior will not be tolerated as we move forward," Jackson said. "That's all I want to say about it. I want to leave it at that. Our organization's going to take a stand. And we're going to move on from those kind of situations as we move forward."
Manziel is the subject of a criminal investigation in Dallas regarding allegations he assaulted his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.
Jackson's statements were an indirect but harsh assessment of the incident, which took place Jan. 30. Jackson alluded to people being involved in the incident in Dallas and feeling bad for them. At the Super Bowl, the new Browns coach was asked about the incident by cleveland.com, and he first discussed his concern for the victim. On Wednesday, Jackson all but confirmed that Manziel will be released when the new league year starts March 9. Earlier in February, sources told ESPN that Manziel would be cut in March. Jackson says a decision will be announced soon.
"[Manziel's] future on our team will be addressed here pretty soon," he said.
He stood by a statement from director of football operations Sashi Brown saying Manziel's actions "run counter to ... expectations and undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization." Jackson met with the Cleveland media after he left the podium. When Manziel's name was brought up, he said: "We've talked enough about Johnny, haven't we?"