Report: Johnny Manziel suspended for first half of opener vs. Rice

Photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend, NCAA investigators traveled to College Station and proceeded to interrogate quarterback and defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel for six hours regarding an alleged pay-for-autographs scandal. The same reports of the investigators’ day made it clear that a decision regarding the superstar signal-caller would be rendered by Wednesday.

[READ: NCAA releases statement for reasoning behind Manziel’s suspension]

According to Billy Liucci of, such a ruling has been made: Johnny Football has been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season-opening showdown against Rice.

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The news is significant, but the punishment seems extremely light-handed. That is because, as most expected, Manziel was reportedly found not guilty of collecting any money for his signature.

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Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.53.42 PMJohnny Football continues to do what Johnny Football wants, because he’s a boss.

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Johnny Manziel & Uncle Nate – 1, NCAA – 0

MORE: NCAA releases official statement on Manziel’s suspension

  • Chuck

    I think it’s shameful . Johnny football has to sit out 30 minutes against Rice, WOW ! And Alabama’s all star cornerback, DUI, has to miss one game. I’ve been a Bama football fan for 50 yrs. this season and a Nick Saban fan since he coached at Michigan St. and I think it’s awful what these young people get away with. All this time I thought coach Saban would be the kind of man that would not put up with this kind of stuff, boy was I wrong, and it’s gonna take a lot of fun out of college football for me. The NFL has been a joke and now NCAA, Pretty soon all that’s gonna be on the field is thugs and outlaws.

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