Found August 31, 2013 on Fox Sports:
No. 7 Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel didn't speak to the media until late November last year because of coach Kevin Sumlin's ban on freshman talking to reporters. Now he's a sophomore and a Heisman Trophy winner and he's once again being kept from the media. He has served his half-game NCAA suspension and played his first game for the Aggies, but hasn't spoken publicly since SEC media days this summer. Sumlin said it isn't the right time for Manziel to talk, but that he will talk at some point this year. ''I think it's important now based on where he is that his focus is to try to be our quarterback and a student athlete,'' Sumlin said. ''That's his biggest challenge right now. (It's) not his challenge to be here.'' Sumlin also said that the image in the media of Manziel is so negative right now that his talking would not be beneficial. ''I don't think right now that him coming here and saying t...
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