On Friday, it was Johnny Manziel's turn.
The January incident was merely the latest for Manziel, the 23-year-old former Heisman Trophy victor who has created headlines and attracted criticism for partying across the country at inopportune times during his professional career. The team was waiting to see if they could receive something in return for Manziel in a trade; when that didn't work out they pulled the plug. He started just eight games, passed for 1,675 yards with seven td's and seven interceptions.
The NFL is also investigating him.
Dallas police has taken the domestic violence case to a grand jury to decide whether Manziel should be indicted on misdemeanor assault charges. He hugged Commissioner Roger Goodell and all seemed right for the Browns.
Following a rough rookie season, Manziel vowed to come back better.
With the troubles surrounding Manziel, he may have no options left in the NFL. Pettine, who would eventually be fired, named him starter in Week 9, and Manziel showed promise against Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
He returned to the starting lineup and led the Browns to a win over San Francisco and made two more starts before sustaining a concussion. The first hot spot could be Dallas at No. 4, but the Cowboys reportedly have no interest in Manziel.