Latest on Manziel? Per multiple sources, he'll be suspended for first half of season-opener versus Rice on Saturday.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) August 28, 2013
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.
Manziel 1st half suspension "closes the book" on Manziel/autograph saga. NCAA acknowledges Manziel did not accept money, source said
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 28, 2013
Why is he being suspended if the NCAA acknowledges he did not accept money? Glad you asked:
The bylaw cited by @billyliucci, 184.108.40.206, indicates he's being punished simply for permitting the use of his name for commercial purpose.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 28, 2013
Take it away, Jake Stoneburner.
Lol manziel gets a half & My teammates, best friends, & one of the best leaders I have ever met get fired and losses multiple games. #smdh
— Jake Stoneburner (@STONEYeleven) August 29, 2013