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 against Rice.
That doesn't mean the school will speed up its process of due diligence in figuring out exactly what transpired with Manziel.
"Texas A&M continues to be in a fact-finding stage in response to the allegations," senior associate athletics director Jason Cook wrote in an e-mail. "We are not working under any specific timeline, although we understand the significant interest with the start of the football season Aug. 31."
The school is in a tough spot because if no decision is made by the opener and Manziel plays, it could forfeit any wins that Manziel participates i...