Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton, while not happy with the issuance of the ticket itself, released a statement on the immature actions of Judge Lee Johnson.
“Receiving a traffic ticket is not a humorous matter,” the statement read from Howerton. “Further, it is not the policy of the City of Ennis to indiscriminately publish the identity of traffic ticket recipients or to publicly lecture them.”
After becoming the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has had himself a bit of a wild time. The dude has mastered the art of working hard and playing even harder, poppin’ bottles of Dom on New Year’s (even though he’s 20), flashing wads of cash at an Oklahoma casino and ballin’ out courtside with the likes of Chris Paul.
Johnny Football may need to grow up a bit, but the young man is only 20, and learning to balance behavior with a personal life cannot be easy for someone with so much fame thrust upon him so quickly.
On the other hand, Johnson has already graduated college, law school, passed the bar and presumably spent years working as a lawyer before making the switch to a judgeship — and he embarrassed himself and his field with one stupid Facebook post.
The speeding ticket itself would have hardly made waves, but Johnson’s actions sent the entire story into the stratosphere. While Manziel made a bit of a bad decision, Johnson was just plain moronic, and now the entire nation knows that.