Texas A&M Quarterback and 2012 Heisman Tropy Winner, Johnny Manziel, hasn’t been able to keep himself out of the media these last few weeks. A few weeks ago, footage spiraled of Manziel, also known as Johnny Football, getting escorted out of a University of Texas frat party. It was alleged that Manziel had a few drinks and become a nuisance to the crowd of people. The University of Texas did not recruit Manziel in high school.
Shortly after, the Red Shirt Sophomore’s father, Paul Manziel, expressed his concern for his son to Wright Thompson of ESPN The Magazine. Father Manziel, in lamest terms, expressed that he feels his son may have developed an anger and drinking issue to cope with new found fame. Manziel speaks of a hypothetical situation where his son could land in jail. “It’s one night away from the phone ringing, and he’s in jail. And you know what he’s gonna say? ‘It’s better than all the pressure I’ve been under. This is better than that.’”
That was all a big deal, but now it’s Johnny Football’s old news. On Sunday, reports surfaced that Manziel is now under NCAA investigation. Reportedly, a Connecticut Broker says that he paid Johnny Manziel to sign over 300 items for a sum of $7,500.
This is against everything the NCAA stands for. Athletes are strictly prohibited to profit from their talent or autographs while playing for a College University. If found guilty, Manziel faces a possible year long suspension. If Texas A&M allows Johnny Football to play and he is found innocent there would be no penalty put in place. If Manziel is found guilty, A&M will have to forfeit every win they had with him this upcoming season.
It’s Amazing that last year, because he was a Freshmen, no one in the media could even speak or have access to this new Phenom which is Johnny Manziel. Eight months later, The Johnny Football Show continues.