According to CBSsports.com's Bruce Feldman via TexAgs.com, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s NCAA suspension was handed down Wednesday August 28. Manziel is only suspended the first half against Rice on Saturday. The only thing that was proven is that the NCAA couldn’t prove Johnny Manziel took money for signing autographs.
After spending more than half a work day meeting with Johnny Manziel on Sunday, the NCAA figured it out somewhat quickly. Or, maybe they had no intentions of suspending him any length of time anyway.
Once news broke about the memorabilia scandal, many people thought it was a foregone conclusion that Johnny Manziel would miss games. However, there were too many things riding on the College Football season. Mainly, Texas A&M takes on Alabama at home in mid-September.
So here’s what we know right now. Either Matt Joeckel or Kenny Hill will get the start verse Rice on Saturday. After that, it’s likely Johnny Manziel’s show the rest of the way.
Johnny Manziel made the “Top 10+1 quarterbacks to watch list” and by 2:15 p.m. he should be ready to take the field on Saturday. It feels like a collective sigh has been released over College Station and from football fans everywhere. Well, everywhere that doesn’t have to deal with Johnny Football.
With the news of Manziel’s short suspension, how will the Heisman odds change? Will Texas A&M rise in the polls now that voters know he should be good to go for the rest of the season?
Once again, college football belongs to Johnny “Football” Manziel.
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