Johnny Manziel may or may not have signed autographs for money, and you can debate whether or not he deserved a suspension for his offseason antics. However, one thing is for certain; the NCAA should have done more than give the Texas A&M quarterback a 30-minute suspension!
As fate would have it, both the Aggies and NCAA agreed that Johnny Football’s antics only earned him a half-a-game suspension. For what? It’s not particularly clear. Depending on who you listen to; Manziel was either penalized for something other than signing autographs for money, or given a slap on the wrist for illegal getting paid for his John Hancock.
What a giant mess.
Rivaled by only Illinois politicians, college football manages to get more backward and crooked by the day. Honestly — if none of these “investigators” had the stones to actually find those who supposedly gave Manziel money, then why come out with a report saying “multiple” memorabilia outlets showed No. 2 the cash?
This is just a classic example of the NCAA starting a fight that it cant’ possibly finish and whimpering out like a dog with its tail between it’s legs. As for the Aggies? They face the Rice Owls Week 1, who are 17-32 in their last four seasons combined — something tells me they won’t even need Manziel for the entire game, let alone the first half!