Found August 09, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
It's all pretty complicated. Photo: USA Today Sports The Alabama Crimson Tide appear to be the number one pick heading in to the 2013 college football season, which by the way is just under three weeks away. Already placed on top of the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Tide should be honored with the top billing from the Associated Press when the AP Top 25 is released and most seem to feel the final BCS Championship could be Alabama's to lose. Alabama will have a big test in front of them early on with a road game at Texas A&M, and as long as Heisman Trophy quarterback Johnny Manziel is eligible it is not at all out of the question that Alabama takes a loss in their SEC opener. If that happens, we could very well be on a path in which Alabama could ascend back to the top of the polls on their way to the BCS Championship Game and be left out of the SEC Championship Game. I first started thinking about this bizarre scenario while responding to a mailbag question on my s...

Johnny Manziel, family hire attorney

Johnny Manziel and his family reportedly have hired a prominent attorney amid allegations the Aggies quarterback was compensated for signing autographs.

Johnny Manziel’s parents are selling their home near Texas A&M’s campus

Either this is a sign that Johnny Manziel might be leaving Texas A&M early or his parents want a new house, since it’s now on the market, according to Larry Brown Sports. The Manziel’s, Paul and Michelle, bought the home in June 2011 to be closer to their son during his college career, per The four bedroom/3.5 bathroom home is located in Bryan, Texas, which is...

Johnny Manziel’s attorney sounds confident his client won’t lose his eligibility, says he’ll play against Rice

With the allegations surrounding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel after he was recently accused by a few autograph brokers of accepting money to sign autographs,  his attorney is confident his client will play in the Aggies’ season opener against Rice, according to USA TODAY Sports. Johnny Manziel’s attorney predicts the Heisman winner won’t miss any playing time as...

Manziel's parents selling A&M home

Is this a sign that Johnny Manziel is leaving Texas A&M for the NFL after the season? His parents are selling their College Station home.

Johnny Man-ziel down- Offseason recap of the Heisman Trophy winner

  Johnny Manziel may need to rethink his decision making before it’s all over for the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.   Winning the Heisman trophy in December was the perfect ending to Johnny Manziel’s 2012 campaign — one of the most impressive freshman seasons in college football history. Yet it was just the beginning to one of the most memorable, disappointing offseasons...

Johnny Manziel’s attorney, Jim Darnell predicts that Manziel won’t miss any games

The man in the cowboy hat on the left? His name is Jim Darnell. He’s the man fighting the NCAA for Johnny Manziel. And if his cowboy hat doesn’t convince you that he’s confident in his lawyerin’ skills, a recent interview with USA Today should do the trick.Darnell told George Schroeder of USA Today that he expects Manziel to be under center for Texas A&M’s first game...

Johnny Manziel Will Play for Texas A&M in Season Opener Against Rice, According to Attorney

Texas A&M knows it will open its season against Rice on Saturday, Aug. 31, but its starting quarterback for that game may be in doubt. Defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is reportedly being investigated by the NCAA for receiving compensation for signing autographs, which is a violation of NCAA Bylaw As a result, his eligibility for this season is up in...

Report: Johnny Football’s Attorney Thinks Manziel Will Start Opening Day

Twitter/@JManziel2 Johnny Manziel’s attorney is confident that we’ll be seeing the Texas A&M quarterback on the field this season – from day one. Jim Darnell, recently hired by the Manziel family, told USA TODAY Sports that he believes his client won’t miss any time this season. Manziel is currently under investigation by the NCAA for potentially profiting off of autographs...

Texas A&M continues to gather facts in Manziel case

While Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel continues to practice with the Texas A&M football team, the school continues the process of trying to figure out whether or not its star quarterback will be playing this season. A&M, which is doing its own investigation into allegations that Manziel was paid for his signatures, realizes the football team opens the season Aug. 31...

Lawyer: Manziel could play opener

The attorney for Johnny Manziel says even if the NCAA investigation of the Heisman Trophy winner isn't completed by the start of the season the quarterback should be able to play in Texas A&M's first game. Jim Darnell, Manziel's El Paso, Texas-based attorney, says he has met with Manziel and his family, but provided few details about the status or nature of the investigation...

Texas A&M defense has questions of its own

There's no doubt the uncertainly surrounding the future of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could have a huge impact on the Aggies' bid to become national championship contenders. But if the Aggies don't fill in some huge holes on defense, even if Manziel plays and once again puts up Heisman Trophy-type numbers, it might not matter much. The Aggies know that...

Schools clear Jadeveon Clowney and Braxton Miller from any wrongdoing

It seems almost as soon as the news hit that the NCAA was investigating Johnny Manziel for allegedly receiving money for signing autographs for a memorabilia broker, everyone started looking into other Heisman Trophy candidates for the 2013 college football season. Two of the names look at were South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and the other was new Heisman...

The Heisman Hunt: Part One

The Heisman race will be wide open to start the 2013 college football season with several legitimate contenders vying for the chance to make it to New York. Johnny Manziel was initially listed as the favorite at 5/1 odds but the recent allegations against him have everyone wondering whether he will be available to start the season. Braxton Miller has since been listed as the new...
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