According to Fansided.com Texas A&M will find out whether or not they should play Johnny Manziel on Wednesday. On a Tuesday August 26, morning tweet by radio host John P. Lopez, he reported "the NCAA will announce its recommendation on Manziel to play or no-play on Wednesday, according to an A&M source." So the NCAA won't have a decision on Wednesday, but they'll sway the Aggies emotions one way or the other.
If Manziel does play, it's likely that Texas A&M will have him for the whole season now. If he is warned not to play this Saturday, Johnny Manziel's prospects of taking the field in 2013 are bleak. It's interesting that the NCAA waited till the start of game week to talk to Johnny Manziel officially. Depending on the decision, Texas A&M may have two days to prepare another quarterback for Saturday's game.
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.