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05/09/2014 12:12 pm ET Updated May 09, 2014

A Homeless Man Apparently Has Some Sway In The Cleveland Browns Organization

All it took to convince Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to pick Johnny Football in the 2014 NFL Draft was apparently a homeless man's words. Just after Manziel's name was called as the Browns' 22nd pick in the draft, ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio told a story about how Haslam decided to select the former Heisman Trophy winner.

"I spent about 30 minutes in his office today and we talked a lot about football and he said, 'You know what, I can go out to dinner anywhere in Tennessee and nobody bothers me.' That's his home state," Paolantonio explained. "But he said, 'Here in Cleveland, everywhere I go people know me. And I was out to dinner recently and a homeless person was out on the street ... looked up at me and said 'draft Manziel.'' And that convinced him that the Cleveland Browns fans wanted Manziel."

There you have it. A homeless man speaks for all Browns fans.

Godspeed, Cleveland.

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