Before Texas A&M Aggies Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel was announced that he will be suspended for one entire half versus the Rice University Owls this upcoming Saturday, the NCAA met with him this past Sunday to discuss his future punishment. Here is an idea of how the conversation went down between the two, and yes it’ll be eerily similar to either you’re back in high school being punished by a teacher or when your parents accuse you of something and you know you didn’t do it.
The NCAA apparently knew they had nothing on Manziel going in so they hoped for the best that they could trace a paper trail someway for some kind of wrong doing on his part, but it’s all been documented. Manziel’s family is extremely affluent so that’s how he’s afforded all the big ticket items and not charging for autographs before, during and after him winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
While it is unfair to the athletes that aren’t even close to being in the same economic status as Manziel, as college student-athletes can’t be employed while being on a sports team even if the athlete’s family is in dire straits financially, it is the law of the land.
This whole incident puts a black eye on the NCAA and makes their organization toothless as they were hyping it up that they actually had enough evidence to either suspend him for an extended period of time or throw him out of college football entirely. They only suspended him for one half because they felt Manziel wasn’t as cooperative as he could have been, but who would be if they were wrongfully accused?
It’ll be interesting to see if teams and fans alike will take the NCAA seriously after this accusation that blew up in their face badly.