Things just keep getting worse for Johnny Manziel. The quarterback from Texas A&M was questioned for six hours by NCAA investigators about allegations from memorabilia dealers that he accepted payments for autographs. They claimed that Manziel accepted payments to sign more than 4,000 items, including footballs and photographs, at an event in Connecticut. Manziel is also accused of signing autographs at several other locations, including in South Florida around the BCS National Championship game.
Manziel had 5,116 all-purpose yards and 47 touchdowns and became the first freshman to win a Heisman Trophy. Manziel led Texas A&M to an 11-2 record and a Cotton Bowl victory against the Oklahoma Sooners.
Texas A&M is being tight-lipped about this whole situation ad evidenced by athletic director Eric Hyman's comments:
"The focus of our coaches and student-athletes is solely on preparing for Rice this Saturday," Hyman said in the statement, "and in the best interests of Texas A&M and the 100-plus student-athletes on the team, I have instructed Coach Sumlin, his staff and our student-athletes to refrain from commenting on or answering questions regarding the status of our starting quarterback, Johnny Manziel."
The NCAA should probably take a look in the mirror before ruling ovr these college athletes with an iron fist.