Report: Manziel Suspended for the First Half against Rice

August 28, 2013 at 3:30p    by Anonymous (not verified)
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Texas A&M will suspend Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel for the first half of its season opener against Rice on Saturday, according to a report from Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com. Further, Brett McMurphy of ESPN is reporting the suspension "closes the book" in the eyes of the NCAA.

Why is he being suspended if the NCAA acknowledges he did not accept money? Glad you asked:

Take it away, Jake Stoneburner.

Source: @billyliucci

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Wow.... If they are suspending him for the rule he broke it better be at least an 8 game ban....

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

dja.ohio's picture

Why bother with a suspension at all? 

Haybucks's picture

Exactly.  Johnny FU was only going to play one half anyway.

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

dean7647's picture

I can't wait for the NCAA's "reasoning" on this one.

ralEbuckI's picture

The NCAA's reasoning ... They're the NCAA

Armybuck925's picture

Their reasoning...that is where the dart landed!!

droessl's picture

wow.  talk about a fart in a hurricane!  Why even bother? 

tennbuckeye19's picture

The question is: How many autographs can he sign during the 1st half of the game?

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Knowing Johnny, I'm sure he'll find some kid on the sidelines and sign something for him, but not before he finds the camera.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

This is bs

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Now, now. ESPN can't have their media darling miss the Bama game.

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Didn't ESPN break the original autograph story? That's a little bit of a flaw in the conspiracy theory.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

theDuke's picture

I might be mistaken but i believe it was actually broken by yahoo... or some such entity... but my memory is a bit foggy these days.

theDuke

CincyOSU's picture

It was ESPN's OTL series that first broke this.

cinserious's picture

I've never downvoted you before, but STFU!

"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I imagine CBS will broadcast the actual A&M/Bama game.  Don't they usually take the big $EC game of the week?  They're happy.

Class of 2010.

northcampus's picture

This pretty much proves that the SEC is more powerful than the NCAA.  Un-freaking real.

brandonbauer87's picture

The only thing this proves is that you should cover your paper trail when breaking rules. Straight cash homie.

Kindell's picture

There should be at least 20-30 more chances for the NCAA to suspend him for something before the year is out.  

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

The NCAA is a joke. Ohio state should start buying players. Most fans of any college team will win it all. Time to go ny yankees on the SEC

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Orlando Buckeye's picture

It's the wrong attitude but I tend to agree.  Pay cash and don't cooperate with the NCAA.
 
We got reamed for complying.  We fired a beloved coach and benched star players.  Still get a bowl ban and we're O$U to legions of numbskulls.  
 
Don't comply.  Deny. Deny. Deny.  And, you seem to get off way lighter or it all just goes away.

brandonbauer87's picture

I'd rather lose every game. 

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Id rather pay for the best players like bama and the rest of the southerns....and kick their asses

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

brandonbauer87's picture

I'm sure you're a great person, with good posture. And you look good in corduroy pants, which isn't easy to do. But you can't sacrifice all integrity to keep up with the Jones'. 

LABuckeye's picture

I agree. College sports is college sports. The second it becomes the NFL I am out. I know there are all these issues with profiting off of players and so forth, but it doesn't make turning college sports into semi-pro the right thing to do.

Poison nuts's picture

I love a good corduroy slack pant.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

FROMTHE18's picture

Conversion rate
SEC: 1 Half
Rest of Country: 1 Game

FloridaBuck's picture

Rest of Country: 5 Games*
Fixed it for ya

ATLBuckeye09's picture

As always the SEC cheats and it is no big deal!

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

BTBuckeye's picture

I hope the Aggies beat Bama
 

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Well I know what the commentators will be talking about for the first half of that game.

RoyMunson's picture

NCAA = Clown Show

zjhousley's picture

No reasoning can explain this.  The NCAA will say he didn't take money, but we all know it comes down to two white kids being smarter than the NCAA.  He took money, we all know he did, just NCAA couldn't prove it.  They don't want to lose their money maker anyway and we all know ESPN probably persuaded them to make sure he was playing Sept. 14 against Bama.  PATHETIC NCAA

biggy84's picture

The ncaa sure did a lot of investigating......
ncaa- "did you get paid for autographs?"
Johnny Boy- "no"
ncaa- "fair enough! Will you let me take a pic of your Heisman?"
 
Case closed

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Basically as long as you get paid cash and the ncaa doesn't physically witness the handoff you are good? Wtf!

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

gobucks96's picture

OSU never should have turned in their info.... 

wibuckeye's picture

"There's nothing to see here" - The NCAA $EC ($elective Enforcement Committee).

WIBUCKEYE

Idaho Helga's picture

The NCAA:  We have more questionable calls than Stevie Wonder as a referee.

Boomcat's picture

NCAA is officially a joke. They are now considered an irrelevant pain in the behind.

Maestro's picture

As expected.
I actually want him to play, and I want someone to put the crown of their helmet right in his sternum and drive him into the turf.

vacuuming sucks

toad1204's picture

"Clowneyed" if you will.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Maestro's picture

I'd like to see him double clowneyed for good measure.

vacuuming sucks

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Now that's a Dali Lama sentiment I can get behind!

Tim's picture

This is ridiculous.  I can't wait to see defenders going after Manziel as hard as they can and getting as many shots at him as possible. 

painterlad's picture

Jim Tressel is back to having a 9-1 record against Michigan. Suck on that, NCAA.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Poison nuts's picture

He also beat Arkansas...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

LouGroza's picture

Wonder how all the Buckeyes suspended multiple games for trading personal belongings for tattoos feel when they hear this?

Idaho Helga's picture

They're thinking: I should have just got the cash.

LouGroza's picture

And they would have investigated to the end of the earth to trace the cash and suspend them the same way.

Brutus's picture

Or they're thinking: Wait, I could have just denied everything and that would have been it?

gobucks96's picture

So, Michigan gets probation for extra practice time, Penn State gets the book, USC gets smacked around. Yet, UNC nothing, Auburn nothing, and A&M nothing.
Time to disban the NCAA.. Corrupt.

gutterwaste's picture

...Oregon, essentially nothing, Miami, who knows? Not sure if it is corruption or just complete ineptitude, either way, ridic.

BuckeyeKing02's picture

"The bylaw cited by @billyliucci, 12.5.2.2, indicates he's being punished simply for permitting the use of his name for commercial purpose."
By this accord, every single NCAA athlete whose likeness or name is ever used for any profitable enterprise should be suspended.  
Hypocrisy in its purest form and at its highest levels.  It's time for a change.  Revolutionize college athletics...and while we're at it, reform the entire higher education landscape.  It's become nothing more than a money grab (mostly for "non-profit" institutions).  Would love to see OSU lead the way in bringing healthy, sustainable reform!

brylee's picture

what a bullshit rule.  that bylaw would apply to all players, since the ncaa and the membership institutions are profiting from each of these kids.

Idaho Helga's picture

"permitting the use"?  So athletes are required to file charges and pursue anyone who has sold an autographed whatever for profit?  Isn't that what is in between the lines here?  Once you hand over an autographed item, you have absolutely no control over whether it's sold commercially or just hung on a wall.

Armybuck925's picture

South Carolina and Clemson definitely know this bylaw. They sent a little mom and pop restaurant a cease and desist order for using the names of Clowney and Tajh Boyd for the names of his sandwiches. Cited this bylaw in the order to prevent them from being suspended. In the NCAA eyes, even if you don't know about it and do nothing because of not knowing about it, then you face a potential suspension...Wait...What?!?

razrback16's picture

The NCAA needs to be told by the rest of the schools who don't get the "SEC / Oregon discount" on punishments throughout the country to take a hike. We need a new governing body that has some consistency to it. The NCAA is completely lost.

wolfman's picture

I am surprised the NCAA didn't suspend him for the SECOND half!

Otown Buckeye's picture

The next time Johnny Football loses a half-it will be to his first ex wife.
 

"because we couldn't go for three"

BuckeyeKing02's picture

+1  I'd upvote you if I could, but I'm brand new.  Well done!

Kaceybrown's picture

In the words of Sheldon Lee Cooper Ph.D: "Buzzinga!"

wibuckeye's picture

NCAA SEC = No Charges Against Another SEC school.

WIBUCKEYE

BierStube's picture

AHHH .. the ole inverse punishment rule ...
Scam Newton .. receives directly or indirectly hundreds of thousands of dollars (along with a few laptops from FLA) and the punishment ...wait for it .. no reprimand from the NCAA
Johnny Funnyball .. receives $7500 for signing memorabilia ... and the punishment ..wait for it ... a half a game against national powerhouse RICE.
The tat 5 .. received free tats in exchange for their own belongings and for Posey an extra $3.07 in his summer pay (from a job he actually worked at) and the the punishment .. 5 games plus 5 more for Posey.
All I can conclude from this is that our boys should have asked for way more than just tats and there would have been no problem with the NCAA.
 

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

BuckeyeKing02's picture

+1  Could not have said it ANY better!  Sad, sad reality.

Norwalk's picture

Stube, how long have you had the cammo icon? I just added mine 3 days ago... If you've had yours longer I'm gonna have to ask Bucksfan for help finding a new one .

BierStube's picture

Hey Norwalk .. I grabbed the cammo icon when I joined back in July .. just like the look of it .. so plus one to you for having great taste!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

OSUStu's picture

This is flatly disgusting.  
I want to know the full extent of the NCAA investigation.  They routinely botch investigations dragging them out over several years.   Now, they secure Manziel's ability to play by fast-tracking this investigation which I suspect directly corresponds to a failure to gather evidence against him.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

gutterwaste's picture

Yup.  Miami received their N.O.I over 70 days ago and still nada.  But Cash Cow and Uncle Nate, gotta jump those guys to the front of the line.

FitzBuck's picture

If I'm part of Penn State I'm on the phone with that law firm today.  No possible way they can hold up those sanctions with what they have allowed other programs to get away with.  

Fitzbuck

Toledo - Ohio's right armpit 

"A troll by any other name is still a troll". 

 

BrewstersMillions's picture

Where's Bama Mike at? You here dude?
Count me among the newly minted Alabama fans. At least for one game. Come September 14th, you might be able to hear "Roll Damn Tide" all the way from my condo.
Whatever, Cool story A&M. Go die in a fire.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Exactly - 'Bama really can't beat A&M badly enough to make me happy.  

Haybucks's picture

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Buckeyeneer's picture

Absolute f'ing horseshit.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

BuckeyeNathan4's picture

If you go to the SEC you can take 100K bribes and sign Autographs for money.... but anywhere else you dont exsist.... what an FING joke the NCAA is

AJW_16's picture

Yeah, this seems reasonable.

-No one, 28 August 2013

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

How are you guys constantly getting Gifs of my woman? STALKERS!

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

cinserious's picture

 
 
You must be mistaken bud, she's actually MY woman!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Making your comment bigger(clearly overcompensating for something) does not make your post true.

I think you're confusing the lovely Lawrence for twerk "master" Cyrus. Though being confused about the two truly shows how delusional you are. :/

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

LouGroza's picture

Well, he said he didn't do it!!!

alust2013's picture

What the what? I would have at least given him a game if you're going to bother. I think the NCAA is just trying to make themselves look dumb now. 
On the plus side, we don't have to hear more about it now.

...and Michigan still sucks.

TLB's picture

This just proves it.  Don't cooperate and you get nothing.  Cooperate and you get hammered.

BUCKfutter's picture

never ever ever ever thought i'd say this
 
but
on 9/14/13, and ONLY 9/14/13,
 
roll tide. would love to see mosley pull a clowney on johnny fartball.
 
in other news, NCAA announces that its investigation into miami has led to it adding 5 wins and allowing them 5 additional scholarships per year.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Riggins's picture

How does the NCAA wrap up the Manziel investigation in...2 weeks?
OSU took a year.  Oregon and Miami took multiple years.  IIRC, USC took a long time as well.  But the Manziel and Newton investigations are sped along faster than most airport TSA screenings.

theDuke's picture

this is what i'm curious about.  are you kidding me? It took 9+ months for them to investigate tOSU and more then 2 years now for the U, but they got through college station in about, oh, we'll call it 2 hours...

theDuke

d5k's picture

Because OSU and Miami provided more evidence upon request.  A&M has nothing to provide and they have nothing to go on but "we all know he did it".  So they have to stick it in their pipe and smoke it.
I don't like Manziel at all but I think the NCAA got what they had coming to them in this case.  He basically depantsed them in front of the whole country.

theDuke's picture

haha!  so true. just figured they would have the power to declare him ineligible for non-cooperation in an investigation.  kind of like they hit Reggie Bush (albeit after the fact) and USC.  They didn't cooperate and got smacked... but we are talking about the NCAA, so who knows? I guarantee they don't. 

theDuke

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

I know this is a family website, and I usually refrain from this sort of language...
but once, just this once...
a big hearty "fuck you" to the NCAA, and I hope Mark Emmert stubs his big toe nail down the middle the next time he waddles his fat, greasy pigfaced ass to the fridge in the middle of the night.

d5k's picture

This is akin to never talking to the police without a lawyer present.  Look at the Dez Bryant case.  He didn't do anything except denying that he did something legal out of instinct when cornered by the corrupt NCAA investigators.  And it isn't really SEC as much as the specific schools that aren't forthcoming if you look at the AJ Green case in particular.  1 signed Jersey = 4 games in that case.  
While Manziel is a tool, let's please direct the anger where it is deserved, at the NCAA and their rulebook.  I have no problem with him selling his likeness, and would've had a problem if he had his career derailed over a few signatures even if he is a douchebag.  Sure the NCAA's enforcement is a joke and the rules are even worse, but I'm not going to hate him for lawyering up and being rational about his defense.  OSU should not have forced TP et al to confess unless they had the opportunity to talk to a lawyer and decide whether cooperating was in their best interest.  Burden of proof is on the dirtbags at the NCAA imo.  Sometimes it takes a rich spoiled jerk with less to lose to stand up to corruption and fight fire with fire.

burkmon's picture

I have seen others on here express the same sentiment I have about "I wonder what the Tat5 think?"   Then I sit back, and a big part of me hopes they do not speak out, I just think it would make them look like the bigger person(s).  On the other hand, Gene Smith should be speaking out on this situation.  I'm sure G Gordon Gee would have something witty to say...
Go Bucks.  Be an angry team, even more angry than before!

 

ChazBuckeye's picture

At first I thought this was a joke.  Then I read these tweets above.  Does this feel like Cam Newton all over again or is it just me?  

Sure is nice to be a Heisman winner in tSEC...

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.

Buckeyeneer's picture

We should feel bad for Johnny. I mean, can you imagine how hungry he will be after only a half serving of Rice?
waka waka waka

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Alex Boones Liver's picture

Cooperation with the NCAA these days...

Powers's picture

This is brilliant

BUCKfutter's picture

extra upvote because I forgot about you on the best name thread

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Firmthyfriendship's picture

Trolls troll. I get it, it's for clicks on their article or to create a buzz around the nation. It can bother me, but then I get over it. They're just trollin. But this. I am really genuinely upset at this unfair treatment for our players. WTF NCAA, which one of you are on the SEC payroll? This shit needs to stop.

Mush's picture

Suspended for the first half on a game where he would have sat in the second half 
NCAA...huh ?!?!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I can't be outraged because i'm not surprised. :/

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

BuckGnome's picture

Just end this sham and bring the Olympic model of amateurism to major college sports already.
Seriously.  

TexasBuck11's picture

I prepared myself for him getting off the hook but I'm still disappointed. Oh we'll, now he REALLY thinks he is a god and I'm grinning thinking about his next slip up. This isn't the end of his problems folks. Just wait and see what ole Johnny gets himself into next. I wish no harm to anyone but I hope he has explosive diarrhea during the start of every game which lasts about 3 hours.

Doc's picture

WTF?  NCAA and A&M don't embarrass yourselves. Go home your drunk.  I'm not wishing career ending injury to the dude, but if his first play from scrimmage causes him to be out the rest of the season. I won't shed a tear for the guy.  Dick!

"Say my name."

BuckeyeChief's picture

SMFH. Devier Posey got  5 games for $3.07? Fuck this shit.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BuckeyeChief's picture

This organization is corrupt as fuck. Say what you want about conspiracy theorists, but we got hammered. Penn State (rightly so) got hammered. Michigan got hammered for extra practices.
Oregon got what? Miami? Auburn? N Carolina? AJ Green got 2 games. Alabama? LSU regularly has players committing felonies and playing. ND got off scot free. So only AJ Green and the Big 10 get hammered?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Spriggz's picture

Here's my shocked face...

Corvas's picture


Anybody down for quick autograph session during the first half?

BUCKfutter's picture

I want to punchasize his face for free

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Doc's picture

"I come from the land down under.  Where women blow and men plunder.  Can't ya hear, can't ya hear the thunda.  You betta run, you betta take cova."
The dude from Men At Work has aged well.  Ugly fuck!

"Say my name."

causeicouldntgo43's picture

I debated with myself on weather to post this GIF since it is in questionable taste, but at least it doesn't involve scantily clad females.
Sums up what the NCAA has shown themselves to be:

 
 

Smanpoint10's picture

The only thing the NCAA can do now to get schools to cooperate is to say they will be suspended if they don't.  Otherwise, there is no reason to because you will get off with practically nothing

osubuckeye4life's picture

I wonder what Johnny will get away with next?
At some point karma is going to probably come back to bite him though.
 
 

LadyBuck's picture

This is disgusting. Words cannot even describe, and this is one of the people that karma tends to miss...

burkmon's picture

Thing is, Karma, she's a bitch...   Just wait.  His day is coming.

 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Then i'm guessing she's in love with Cam.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

LadyBuck's picture

I meant to upvote you, but I agree totally and completely.

carence's picture

Karma's name is "Alabama"

Hovenaut's picture

*cough* *cough*

*bullsh!t*

*cough*

"Hey, remember when Manziel was a complete f-up?"

"Whatever happened to that d-bag?"

Can't wait for the day those questions are asked.

Anyway, Buffalo.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

05Buckeye's picture

To me, this proves self-reporting is for losers. Why Gene and Company continue to do that, I don't know. 
Someone give me a legitimate reason why a school should cooperate.
 

WiliestBuckeye's picture

Isn't one of the basic principles when creating rules to only come up with ones you actually can enforce? Seems like the NCAA thinks its the other way around.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

OSUbonobo23's picture

I wonder how much ESPN contributed to the NCAA to make sure their SEC Media darling and topic filler for 30 minutes on Sports Center wasn't suspended for even a game. 

At this point, can tOSU reinstate their wins from 2010? NCAA can't even punish Miami when there is blatant evidence against them and yet we were penalized for a few tattoos. And apparently about $3 in overpaid money to Posey.
 

I put the The, in The Ohio State Univeristy.

buckeyedude's picture


How about a little F%^king consistency, NCAA?@!

 
 

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Another thing is that our players even had to pay some money back.  But, I guess $7,500 to Mansmell is pocket change anyway.  It's also proof that if you have the means to get a good lawyer the NCAA is screwed.

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You're going to suspend me, then take the money I made? Screw that noise.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyeneer's picture

On the plus side, maybe we'll only be the second most hated football team this week.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

RedStorm45's picture

So, anything can be said or reported or corroborated in the media, but a simple "I didn't do that" to the NCAA clears everything? Got it.

ToothBuck's picture

This is FUCKING BULLSHIT.

faux_maestro's picture

Moneybadger don't care. Moneybadger don't give a shit it just autographs what it wants.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

Kaceybrown's picture

Dooda-do-do-do... another one bites the dust...

vitaminB's picture

I'm still rooting for him to beat Alabama. With their soft schedule it might be their only chance to lose.
So Stan Verrett (known LSU Superfan) was on SC this morning (it's morning where I'm at) doing a college football rundown, gets to OSU and has to mention, "They only play three ranked teams, none of which in the top 15."  How about the fact that Bama only plays two.  I know they write their own scripts for the most part on SC, so I assume it's just his own personal bias, and I'm not one of those tin foil hat ESPN haters, but it pissed me off.

cinserious's picture

"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"

hail2victors9's picture

She call me Mr. Boombastic
say me fantastic, touch me in me back
she say I'm Mr. Ro...mantic

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
~Bo Schembechler

Oyster's picture

Maybe this will put everything in perspective:
Elliot Ness:  Mr. Cappone, we have proof that you are involved in organized crime activities in Chicago.
Al Cappone: No I'm not.
Elliot Ness: Oh, ok.  Sorry to have bothered you.

OSUStu's picture

Now that really put everything into perspective.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

joshhersh's picture

So he signed thousands of items for "free"?  Come on really?  For Christ sake what an epic joke the NCAA is. They make us all look so stupid cause all we can do is sit back and take it. 

averagejoel419's picture

No Consistency At All

see how the mass of men worry themselves into nameless graves while here and there a great unselfish soul forgets himself into immortality

Mattyice182848's picture

I would have liked to hear how the NCAA came up with the ½ game suspension. I bet it went something like this:
NCAA #1, why don’t we suspend him for 6 games?
NCAA #2, what are you crazy he has to play against Bama!
NCAA #1, A 1 game suspension will be a win-win for everyone.
NCAA #2, If we do that, they will lose to Rice, and we wont make as much money on the A&M/Bama game!
NCAA #1, You’re right we need to make as much money as we can, what was I thinking.
NCAA #2, You finally get the picture, in the end we are just like Johnny Football, give us the $$$$!

outdated's picture

Why are the schools waiting to walk away from the NCAA.  The time is NOW!
Maybe all the major conferences should leave the NCAA and then boycott playing the SEC.

jestertcf's picture

Well as long as you pinky swear Johnny, then I believe you.
 

~Because we couldn't go for three~

daytonbuckeye's picture

Finally, the NCAA got something right! What a bunch of douchepipes.
 

gwin321's picture

Johnny Overrated gets to sit out a half of a game that we all know he was only going to play in a half any way. Really? What was ESPN oh my bad, NCAA thinking about. Let this had been Miller and Meyer would have been forced out, Stripped our 12-0 season. I forgot its ESPN's beloved SEC. C'mon man!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

hspbuy1's picture

 So 4400 autographs(the # I heard) is equivalent to 1/10 a golden trinket? (2qtrs vrs 20qtrs).  Without proof he misses half a game,So with proof he misses a full game???  Just trying to figure out the math for future reference!

hspbuy1