Of course he does.
Johnny got in a bar fight and was caught with a fake ID (welcome to a large club).
Johnny sent a tweet saying he couldn’t wait to get out of College Station (have you ever been there?).
He jetted around the country with daddy’s money to crash parties from Denver to Dover (like he’s the
only spoiled brat son from a Texas oil-money family).
Johnny also got tossed from a frat party at Texas while wearing a Tim Tebow jersey and might have had a
hangover when he missed his wake-up call for the Manning Passing Academy.
He’s just a kid, under enormous pressure, trying to blow off some steam.
The problem is not Manziel’s right to act like a kid or a fool. It’s the fuller portrait forming now of a young man seemingly lacking even a base level of accountability or responsibility.
Manziel is not a golfer or tennis player—he’s the most important player on his squad.
There's no "i" in T-E-A-M but there is one in "Manziel."
It is hard to believe Manziel would be so brazen and cavalier as to accept money for signing autographs.
“My teammates know where my heart’s at, where my head’s at,” Manziel said at SEC media day in July.
His teammates now have the right to wonder: “Really?”
It also doesn’t matter what you think of silly NCAA rules. The point is not whether players should be paid for signing autographs.
That’s a matter to be settled in court.
If the rule says you can’t accept money for signing your own autograph, well, that’s the rule and you can’t do it.
An ESPN report suggesting Manziel demanded cash for his signature is by far the most serious allegation
because it jeopardizes his eligibility.
These are just allegations to date, from anonymous sources speaking with ESPN, so we’ll see how it plays
Proving Manziel got paid might be difficult and there certainly is no financial motive. He comes from a well-off family in Texas. Manziel’s father, Paul, has already bought Johnny a Mercedes-Benz.
The question is why Manziel might be so dumb--could he really be so inconsiderate and/or clueless?