A.J. McCarron, Johnny Manziel, and some new friends. Photo via al.com.
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's sudden departure from the Manning Passing Academy football over the weekend has unleashed an well-expected media frenzy. The trouble is that in all the coverage very little has been revealed about whether or not Manziel's departure was due to illness (the official stiory) or yet another case of Johnny being Johnny.
For example, The Victory Formation's criticism of ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen's coverage of the story had more to do with how the WWL failed to give proper credit to the original report of the dismissal story, Rumors and Rants, than it do to whether or not Mort got the facts right or not.
"For starters, there weren’t internet reports. There was one report.
Labeling it as if it was a message board fodder was inaccurate and
irresponsible. Why would ESPN find it necessary to even report about
Manziel being sick and going home? The...