NCAA Questions Johnny Manziel

By Jason Priestas on August 27, 2013 at 9:40a

The Johnny Manziel autograph saga takes another turn as ESPN is reporting NCAA investigators spent Sunday afternoon talking to the Texas A&M quarterback:

NCAA investigators spent a large chunk of Sunday with Johnny Manziel, questioning the Texas A&M quarterback about allegations from memorabilia dealers that he accepted payments for autographs, a source familiar with the investigation told on Monday night.

The governing body's officials met with Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, for nearly six hours on the College Station, Texas, campus, the source said.

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports has more, asserting Manziel denied pocketing cash:

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel met with the NCAA on Sunday and denied allegations he took money for signing autographs,'s Bruce Feldman reports, citing sources close to the Heisman Trophy winner.

Despite the questioning, Manziel is still expected to start in Texas A&M's opener against Rice Saturday.


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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

So Saturday we're seeing a game that A&M should win and may very well end up being vacated.

Class of 2010.

RBuck's picture

Feel bad for the NCAA investigators who had to spend six hours in College Station.

I feel bad for them because they had to spend 6 hours with Manziel.

Long live the southend.

FUqUespin's picture

Hey, RBuck.  Curious - why don't you like College Station?  College Station is actually a pretty cool place and it's an excellent school.  Great family tradition.  Good people.

-1 HS
Doc's picture

"Nothing to see here folks!  Move along, move along." says the same guy that investigated Cam Newton.
Seriously, Mansmell needs to go away.  If I'm seeing the above picture correctly he is wearing a Rolex with the gold jubilee bracelet.  That watch is probably worth $15-$20,000.00.  I know his parents are rich, but seriously who would buy there 20 year old college son that type of watch.  The guy is a spoiled brat.
Secondly, the investigation happened ON A&M's campus?  That's the first time Johnny has been there in over a year. #onlinecoursesbecauseI'mtoopopular.

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alust2013's picture

I'm wondering why it took 6 hours to question him. 

...and Michigan still sucks.

Oyster's picture

Most of that time was spent just waiting for him to show up.  He does have a history of 'oversleeping', ask the Mannings about that. 

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Doc's picture

He was having an autograph session at the same time.

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I'm guessing it took 5 hours to wake him up after that kegger the night before.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

gumtape's picture

They are doing the AJ Green thing with him. In six hours he may say one thing that isn't true. They can then suspend him for a year, not for taking money, but for lying to the investigators.

High and tight boo boo

buckguy10's picture

I think you meant Des Bryant. AJ Green got suspended for selling his jersey.

Doc's picture

On an unrelated side note.  The blonde in the above picture is quite fetching.  I can't stop looking at her.  Is that creepy?

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Patriot4098's picture

She is. And kinda'.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Me thinks she looks a bit too old to be in college. Looks to be in her mid to late 20s

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Oyster's picture

That seems about right, she is blond after all.  Probably a Sophomore...

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

GrayDay's picture

The dealers' testimony that cash was paid is evidence.  Helpful to have more, but that's pretty significant if they have that.  Would explain 6 hours of testimony. 

Idaho Helga's picture

I heard on Ricordati's show that there were something in the thousands of items he has signed.  Nobody does that for nothing.  That is work.
Now, on the flip side, if I was rich (and they are very rich) and my kid won a Heisman, I might get him that Rolex.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

I just want the season to get here so some linebacker can lay his ass out. Tired of hearing/seeing people talk about him. He's not interesting to me and the NCAA is bound to not deal with this situation correctly, whichever way that may be, and it's just going to infuriate me. 
Let's get some football started, shall we?

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

kalabuckzoo's picture

agreed, that dude is going to have a serious target on him by opposing defenses.

Doc's picture

I bet he laundered the money threw his parents car wash business.  "Have an A-1 day!"

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Squirrel Master's picture

you mean car washes can't make 6 figures in one day during the month of January? no way!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Doc's picture

Air fresheners Squirrel, air fresheners.  That's why Walt wants to keep the pine scented ones right up at the register.

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Nick_Satan's picture

I tried to Give him money once, But he referred me to a church to "donate" my weekly dues.

carence's picture

I have prepared myself for him getting off. But to be honest, I really don't think he will have that great of a season. I just think he has gotten into so much crap that he won't be focused. Not to mention, everyone will be gunning for him!

Squirrel Master's picture

Is that a gold Rolex?
In related news, 3 NCAA investigators had their cars booted during the 6 hour meeting. They tweeted afterwards "I can't wait to leave college station".
NCAA investigators are attempting to use gorilla tactics with Manziel. They asked him to sign a statement that says he did not not accept money for signing memorabilia. Johnny was too smart though and caught the trick. So NCAA investigators gave him the correct statement to sign and offered him $5. He accepted before his attorney sitting next to him caught on and stopped him. They almost had him!
speaking of his attorneys, those cowboy hat toting good ol' boys are really working hard to prove JM's innocence. Apparently they have a lot to lose, they bought 1000 of those signed memorabilia and are hoping the value goes through the roof after he beats Alabama a second time!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

tussey's picture

"Well this case is now closed.  We believe you when you said that you didn't take any cash for those private autograph sessions.  Good luck with your upcoming season Mr. Manziel.  Gig 'em"
-closing comments from the NCAA investigators after 6 hour interrogation 

Alice in Aggieland's picture

Feel bad for the NCAA investigators who had to spend six hours in College Station.

Damnit, I had to spend THREE YEARS in College Station. If you're over 22, that place is hell.

ChazBuckeye's picture

Nothing.Is.Going. To.Happen!

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.