If there is any validity to Johnny Manziel’s claim that being on campus was too overwhelming after the first day of his English class, then I don’t know if I feel sorrier for Manziel, or for the students that allegedly swarmed the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner with autograph and picture requests.
And now, because of the Elvis like raucous that Manziel has caused on campus at College Station, he has enrolled in online classes for this semester.
Has Manziel-Mania really gotten this out of control?
I’m not knocking those fond of Manziel; I’m a fan of the kid, and he is a great football player. But, I also know what it’s like to be a fan on and around campus with student athletes. There is a time and place for everything, right? Pardon the stereotype, but, unless you’re a female student just trying to bat your eyes at Manziel, why would you bother the guy in class?
Honestly, why would you go out of your way to bother the guy at all?
Have students at Texas A&M ever been in a classroom with football players before? Not to mention, it’s not like he is about to go pro. I can understand if Manziel was on his way out of College Station and headed to the NFL draft that it would be an exception; but he has to play at least one more season, so why bombard the man on the first day of class?
From the outside looking in, I feel embarrassed for the students that, at the least, couldn’t wait until class was over to approach Manziel. However, I suppose if everyone on campus feels the same about their Heisman winner, it isn’t that odd from the inside looking out.
On the other hand, maybe Manziel is just blowing this out of proportion. Regardless, there is still something that doesn’t seem “grown up” about allegedly smothering a guy like the paparazzi for autographs and pictures on the first day of class.
You’re better than that, Aggieland.
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