Found July 17, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Johnny Manziel
One of my favorite times of the year is SEC Media Day. This is where we begin to realize that football is just around the corner, and we are usually in for a few really good quotes. Usually they come from Steve Spurrier at the expense of Tennessee, but all eyes were focused on Johnny Manziel as he answered a slew of questions. There were plenty of softballs lobbed at him, as one could expect to keep the mood somewhat loose, but the one everyone wanted to know was about what happened while he attended the Manning Passing Camp. Late Saturday, a report surfaced from Rumors & Rants that Manziel was sent home by Archie Manning after a long night of partying. Once word began to spread, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen issued a report Sunday that Manziel and the organizers of the camp agreed that he should go home because he was sick, which caused him to miss morning assignments. Then pictures leaked out of Manziel at the bars in College Station Saturday night. A day later, Manziel’s father claimed his son was suffering from dehydration. Finally, there was a report of Manziel apologizing to his teammates and admitting a need [...]

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Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was released from Manning Passing Academy on Saturday afternoon, after he was late showing up to camp. Numerous reports surfaced that Manziel took a night out on the town and was partying. Manziel apologized to Texas A&M coaching staff earlier this week citing “illness” and “dehydration.” Manziel, a sophomore, has made stayed in the headlines...

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Johnny Manziel had the college football world by 2012. During Texas A&M's first year in the uber-competitive SEC, he led the Aggies to an 11-win season, including a victory over the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. He became the first freshman to win the coveted Heisman Trophy, and his infectious smile and Boy Scout attitude seemed as though they would carry...

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Oregon reporter says Manziel an example “why frosh shouldn’t win Heisman”

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AJ McCarron: I’m AJ and Johnny is his own man

The other star quarterback entering into the 2013 college football season is Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron. He was recently seen at the same bar in Thibodaux, LA as the Manning brothers, and his roommate for the camp, Johnny Manziel. Unlike Manziel, McCarron was able to get himself out of bed and arrive on-time last Saturday morning at the Massing Passing Academy...

Johnny Manziel answered a few questions before hitting the podium at SEC Media Days

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Media frenzy over latest Johnny Manziel controversy reveals more about media than it does Manziel.

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel said the reason he left the Manning Passing Academy early over the weekend was not because he was hungover. Manziel was asked directly during an interview on ESPN’s “College Football Live” if he was drinking alcohol during his time at the 
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