Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Bear Bryant was born 100 years ago Wednesday. That was about 50 years too soon to rescue Johnny Manziel. Maybe Bryant could have made Johnny Football grow up. Nobody else seems to be having much luck. We're all familiar with Manziel's antics by now. The partying, the preening, the petulance, the payoffs. Oops, strike that last one. After a 37-minute investigation , the NCAA couldn't find any of the unmarked bills autograph brokers allegedly gave Johnny Autograph. Manziel was suspended for half the Rice game. He promptly showed his remorse by flashing "air autographs" and getting a personal foul for taunting. "That wasn't very smart. That's why he didn't go back in the game, either," coach Kevin Sumlin said. "You would hope at this point, you'd learn something from that." It'll take more than a half-game slap on the fanny. Bryant certainly would have been up to the task. He had the original Johnny Football, a fellow who'd later become known for his love of blondes, Johnny Walker...
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