Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
What if Johnny has a monster year and falls a few TDs and yards short of breaking NCAA records? That half a game against a cupcake may come back and haunt him. We all agree we don't want Braxton Miller to win a heisman, and it would be nice to have another multiple heisman winner other than Archie Griffin. This suspension might play a bigger role in the not so distant future.
This actually works in Manziel's favor. It is a 12 noon game, and he might not be sober by then. Letting him miss the first half and walk in mostly sober at 1:30 pm is a blessing.
That Blue Mountain life.
Ive been slapped harder than that in a fetish chat room.
so has my wife.
I've come to expect more sense from Timecube than from the NCAA.
This is a way to take care of this before more comes up later, kind of like a plea deal. The fact that TaM can say he was punished when more information about this case later. This is a pre emptive non-punishment. Now the NCAA can say well we already punished him our hands are tied and TaM can say this is done he didn't do it so he didn't break our "sacred" honor code. I can imagine that oil man money can hire a pretty good attorney how might mention Ed O'Bannon and discus them keeping him from realistically making an honest living at his chosen profession.
this investigation and been able to prove Manziel took money for the autographs. The reality is that no one (Texas A&M, the SEC, the NCAA, TV networks, or the folks who purchased the autographs) really wanted to verify it. So, the god of revenue at the NCAA got together with the bureaucrats at A&M and came up with this half-assed, lame punishement to make it look like some adults were actually in charge. FAIL.
That was a dumb move man.
"OMG we have a cheater here. Right over here. Texas A&M QB and Heisman winner. Now nevermind because we got nothin' "
It's over. NCAA will try to move on from this and sweep it under the rug because it just epitomizes the hypocrisy. ESPN will eventually shift to whether Manziel can live up to the second year hype and make no reference to this little scandal.
Because Manziel totally signed hundreds of pieces of memorbilia for brokers FOR FREE. MAKES SENSE EVERYONE. NOTHING TO SEE HERE
I wonder why, when people on this board hear the term "NCAA," they shove their heads up their asses and hit the "save" button.
The NCAA didn't do shit here, other than agree that there was not enpough evidence on which to act.. Texas A&M brought the suspension, and the NCAA went along with it, having no other choice. But that doesn't stop 90% of the board from twisting their knickers into knots.
You guys need a hobby.
All you need to do is follow the benjamins on this one....The benjamins flying into the NCAA's pockets by keeping Johnny Football on the field.
"The NCAA" doesn't make money on college football, so "following the benjamins" has led you to run right up your own ass.
Brax probably breathed a long breath and smiled when he heard this.
IDK, but if they don't suspend Johnny for at least one game considering what they did to Dez Bryant, it will look pretty bad.
Wonder what dez Bryant thinks
At this point, I just want my sports TV/radio/websites/newspapers to stop talking about this. Whether JM gets a year ban or a 1 second band is secondary. All I want is everyone to shut the damn up about Johnny Manziel.
No single Thursday hasever been so welcome to me as the next one... or this one, for you eastern time zone cats.
What's really important here is that I'm sure Johnny learned the true error of his ways and will never, ever, ever again violate the sacred NCAA rules.
I like how the 1/2 game suspension is for knowingly doing something that he knew would make someone else a lot of money. Its kind of like scoring TDs, doing interviews, guest appearances, winning the Heisman, etc... as a college athlete.
I heard that NCAA President Mark Emmert called Manziel to inform him of his "time out" but assured him that he'd personally bring him a sippy cup with some juice while he sat on the bench for the first half.