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Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel left the Manning family's football camp a day early after missing some of his assignments as a counselor and coach.
"After missing and being late for some practice assignments, Johnny explained that he had been feeling ill. Consequently, we agreed that it was in everyone's best interest for him to go home a day early," said a statement emailed Sunday by camp spokesman Greg Blackwell.
The camp is run by Saints quarterback Archie Manning and his two NFL QB sons, the Broncos' Peyton and the Giants' Eli.
The Texas A&M quarterback is the only freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. The school had no comment beyond the camp's statement, a university spokesman said.
The camp, held at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, began Thursday and ended Sunday.
The Mannings' statement did not say which assignments Manziel missed.
He was absent from a Saturday evening exhibition by college and pro quarterbacks and wide receivers, The Daily Comet reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/15FYpm0 ). The audience pays $12 to $15 a person to see the exhibition and to support the university's athletic department.
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I can’t wait for the College Football season to start just to see how Johnny Manziel’s season turns out. He has done nothing illegal, but he has done so much controversial stuff this offseason, that if he doesn’t live up to expectations the critics will be ready to pounce.
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Johnny Manziel may not be doing much right off the field lately, but he’s starting to learn the public relations part of getting over embarrassing situations fast, after being kick out of the Manning Passing Academy on Saturday.
As we reported via Rumors and Rants, Manziel was kicked out of the prestigious Manning Passing Camp, after having partied to hard on Friday night.
If a report by Rumors and Rants is true, then Johnny Manziel was kicked out of the Manning Passing Academy by Archie Manning for partying too much.
It would be nice to think it was because Johnny Manziel knows so much already that there isn't anything for the First Family of Passing to show him, but that is far from the truth. No, instead Johnny Football got sent home for doing what he does away from the football field--living la vida loca.
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This past Friday, we showed you a photo of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel enjoying themselves at a local bar near the Manning Passing Academy. Well, as rumorsandrants.com is reporting, Johnny Football may have taken his antics a little too far the next night.
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Johnny Manziel has apologized to the Texas A&M coaching staff after his departure this past weekend from the Manning Passing Academy.
Manziel, 20, left the camp citing illness and dehydration although reports circulated around the Internet that the quarterback was sent home by Archie Manning for “partying”.
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The off-field legend of Johnny Manziel continues to grow with allegations surfacing that he was kicked out of the Manning Passing Academy for partying too hard.
According to anonymous sources of the RumorsAndRants.com blog affiliated with YardBarker, Archie Manning himself asked Manziel to leave after the Texas A&M quarterback missed meetings by not showing up until noon Saturday...
Johnny Manziel had what, by all accounts, was a pretty awesome and pretty standard weekend for a college kid.
He partied with friends. He was overserved. He slept in.
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