In a story by CBSSports.com on Tuesday August 26, Bruce Feldman stated that Johnny Manziel met with NCAA officials for close to 6 hours on Sunday. During the meeting, Manziel denied taking cash for signing autographs. According to ESPN reports, the NCAA’s meeting was focused on Johnny Manziel’s financial records.
It will be interesting to hear from Coach Sumlin during their scheduled media day on Tuesday. Whether he answers questions about the Manziel situation isn’t really up for debate. Kevin Sumlin will likely mention it in his opening statement, then only discuss the upcoming opponent, Rice this Saturday.
Chances are that Johnny Manziel will be leading the Aggies onto the field on Saturday afternoon. It seems the only way he won’t play is if the NCAA hands down a suspension before 1 p.m. on Saturday. According to Jeremy Fowler, Johnny Manziel was receiving the majority of the practice snaps last week. That says it all about the intentions of the Texas A&M program. The Aggies are preparing to go forward with the Heisman winner.
Any future suspensions could cost Texas A&M wins. One thing that concerns people about the NCAA is something that should be unfathomable. Let’s imagine that the NCAA waits till directly after the Alabama game to hand down sanctions. That would just prove even further that they are about money first and foremost.
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