Found August 05, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
PLAYERS: Johnny Manziel
The latest bombshell from ESPN brings up the question of whether the mainstream media is rooting for Texas A&M Aggies star quarterback and projected 2014 NFL Draft first round pick Johnny Manziel to fail. The increased coverage of Manziel and his struggles with fame indicate that the media does indeed want him to fail, and they want to cover it. Via Last week you had the ESPN article from Wright Thompson detailing how Manziel and his family were trying to deal with his celebrity status.  In the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News you had another article detailing the pressure that Manziel is under. If these members of the media know that Manziel is feeling pressure, then why do they continue to scrutinize him? If they know that a college kid is having a rough time dealing the attention and acclaim, then why do they report on his every move? In this day and age of social media, it is going to be hard for anyone to remain anonymous. Everyone has a video camera...
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Don’t lose sight that Johnny Manziel may have broken the rules

The college athlete apologists are out in full force, and completely missing the point about what is at issue. You may not agree with the rule, you may think college athletics are wrong to profit from amateur athletes, and that is fine and dandy, but what is at issue at this very moment is not the Ed O’Bannon vs the NCAA lawsuit. It’s that the NCAA is investigating Johnny Manziel...

Report: NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel

A report says the NCAA is investigating Johnny Manziel for accepting payment to sign autographs. 

Johnny Manziel hires same attorney as Cam Newton

In the wake of allegations that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel may have received payment for autographed memorabilia, Texas A&M has retained the services of a law firm that knows a thing or two about NCAA investigations. As Manziel practiced with the team on Monday, the school retained Lightfoot, Franklin, and White, a Birmingham law firm that worked with Cam Newton and...

Report: Manziel affecting Texas A&M-Alabama tickets

Johnny Manziel hasn't been proven to be guilty of anything, but the recent allegations are already starting to make a big impact. Alabama at Texas A&M on Sept. 14, one of the most anticipated college football games of the year, is beginning to lose its luster. With the Aggies possibly being without their Heisman Trophy quarterback after reports that he was allegedly paid...

Johnny Manziel in hot water, NCAA investigation under way

2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is under scrutiny by the NCAA for allegedly signing hundreds of autographs on photos and other memorabilia, reports Darren Rovell and Justine Gubar of

NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel for profiting from autographs

The NCAA is investigating Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel profited from signing autographs on photos and memorabilia in January. Two sources have told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that Manziel agreed to sign memorabilia for a five-figure free during his trip to Miami for the BCS National Championship. ESPN reports the following: Three sources said Manziel signed photographs...

Report: NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel for being paid to sign autpgraphs

According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, the NCAA is currently investigating Texas A&M quarterback JOhnny Manziel for allegedly getting paid to sign autographs for fans. The NCAA is investigating whether Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs on photos and sports memorabilia in January, “Outside the Lines” has learned. Two sources...

Taking Bad Staches: Johnny Mustache

Player: Johnny Mustache  None of this would be going on if Johnny Football rocked a mustache Tumblr: Twitter: Instagram: @takingbadstaches

Report: Johnny Manziel No Longer Listed For Texas A&M Press Conference Tomorrow

College football fans thinking they were going to get an immediate response on Monday afternoon from Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel after the latest chapter in his offseason saga will be disappointed. The school is no longer listing Manziel as available for questions at the Aggies’ media day tomorrow. Ah, the list has been cut down, and Manziel is no longer listed to...

Report: Johnny Manziel Being Investigated By NCAA For Allegedly Profiting Off Of Autographs

Oh, Johnny. Last season’s Heisman winner Johnny Manziel is back in the headlines again (surprise!), but this time things are getting even more serious. According to a report by ESPN’s Outside The Lines, the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel is profiting off of hundreds of autographs he signed while down in Miami for the BCS Championship Game. Per the report: Two sources...

Too Early 2013 Texas A&M Football Season Preview

Hard to do a Texas A&M football season preview without just writing Johnny Manziel, Johnathan Manziel, Johnny Football, Johnny Freaking Football, JFF over and over again. He’s the only example of a college football player being a bigger figure than his coach or his program. I’m not saying #2 is more powerful than A&M football, or Coach Kevin Sumlin, I’m just saying...

Johnny **** Face Strikes Back

No shirt.  No shoes.  No signature. Do you all remember Iceman’s shockingly epic rant against Johnny Manziel from two weeks ago? In case you missed it, here is the link. You would think that a completely objectionable man-child would love an equally objectionable man-child but you would be gravely mistaken. That tirade came after Juan Futbol’s hilarious exploits at the Manning...
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