Johnny Manziel has enjoyed a whirlwind six months as the quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies, there’s no question about that. Thus, most folks out in the general public aren’t putting too much stock into Johnny Football’s behavior since finding himself firmly — and probably permanently — under the spotlight.
After all, he is the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, why shouldn’t he enjoy it?
Well, enjoying it is one thing, but being spotted by none other than TMZ poppin’ bottles of Dom on New Year’s or grinding up on scantily-clad women in a Scooby-doo suit on Halloween are quite another, at least in the eyes of several decision-makers at the school.
In fact, after his Sooners were stomped by Johnny Football, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mark Stoops told reporters the kid can be pretty good “if they can keep him out of jail”.
Well, it finally sounds like someone down in College Station has been paying attention, and on Sunday, Manziel’s parents were called into the principal’s office — er, were asked to sit down with the Texas A&M athletic director, Eric Hyman.
“I told them he’s no longer a freshman, and he’s no longer a sophomore, junior or senior,” Hyman said Sunday. “He is a ‘Heisman.’”
“It’s (about) education, and we’ve got to help the family and Johnny with the transition into being a Heisman award winner,” Hyman said. “There are things you have to learn, and we have to help him with that.”
“That’s a special fraternity, but you also have to understand (Manziel) is 20 years old,” Hyman said. “It’s a tremendous responsibility — but it is a responsibility.”
Uncle Ben told Spider-Man the same thing. Perhaps sitting young Johnny down in front of a TV for some Saturday morning Spidey cartoons will help to get the message across.
Too harsh? Agreed.
All we’ve got to say is we’re glad someone is having fun with his Heisman. We all know Tim Tebow didn’t have any with his, either in college or with the New York Jets.