Is that prison in Kangsas?
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Is that prison in Kangsas?
The NCAA is such a joke. Every television station, the NCAA and A&M make millions off of this kid. How dare he make money off of his own signature!
While I agree with you on that rule. Fact is, at this time it is a violation and it doesn't mean that you can disregard the rule because you don't believe in it. You can only challenge the rule with facts and intellect going forward in hopes of change. Consequences come as a result of current actions.
Every single athlete in every sport in the ncaa's knows what they can or cannot do to make money before they sign on the dotted line. The excuse of well yeah but that was before I came out of no where and beat the dynasty perrenial national champions does not hold up. Every athlete is warned of the restrictions they will be under for 4 years. And as far as I've heard, every scholarship athlete still signed on the dotted line.
But I would gladly sign my likeness over to EA sports for free room and board on top of free education. I would work a couple jobs or three for 8 months to take 1 semester at a time. It took a long time but I graduated with no loans to pay off but again, it took a loooong time. Want a pic of my face and I get those 4 ex yrs back? Yes please!!
That will be $400 young man. Game used. Cash only.
he could challenge it. He could have had his payment put in escrow and have it go to charity unless he won his challenge. Instead he has his dad calling his autographs forgeries. I think this is a case of someone who is used to getting special treatment and doesn't worry about getting in trouble..
a Heisman Trophy winner does need beer money.
Hell we all need beer money lol
As if all of this wasn't enough for Manziel, I think he's going to come crashing back to reality after the Alabama game. You can bet that Saban has had this game circled on his calendar and fresh in the minds of every single player on his team since last November. A&M might be ripe for an ass kicking.
I saw something online about how all the weight stations in the Alabama weight room have Texas A&M towels or something on them. Also apparently Saban has the A&M cotton bowl victory on repeat in the facilities.
So, yeah, circled in red.
I know, I know, I'm sick of hearing about this kid too,
80+ comments, yeah you guys all seem real tired of this kid's story.
Alabama at TAM
in case anyone was wondering. If guilty I would guess the 5 game suspension is standard, he'd miss Rice, Sam Houston, Alabama, SMU and Arkansas
Outside of LSU and Bama, TAM's schedule seems pretty soft.
The kids a fool. I realize how young he is and the microscope he's under but come on? He's very self destructive.
How dare he profit off his own name? Doesn't he know that belongs to ea sports to profit off fair an square?
hopes he's not eligible, it would make their road much simpler, for that reason alone I hope he's playing.
He certainly didnt get paid for his guest apperance at the University of Texas frat party.
He got paid. 10 cent refund on those cans that got thrown at him. Money in the bank!
I'm a skeptic about profit-sharing, because I think it's a Pandora's box; but this could blow open the issue in the public eye and in the Obannon case. The NCAA may be backed into a corner here.
Manziel may be college football's Curt Flood.
Yes I'm an Aggie (so I'm biased), but I doubt this story is true. His family is LOADED. They don't need $50k. JFF has made some poor choices this off-season, but I don't see him jeopardizing his eligibility over something he doesn't need.
I dunno man. Manziel is slowly but steadily moving into what Bill Simmons calls Mike Tyson Territory, where no possible news story, regardless of absurdity, would be disbelieved. We're not all the way there yet, but at this point, if there was, say, a story claiming Manziel was caught in an underground poker ring, would people believe it? Probably.
Because rich kids never do dumb stuff? Just because his family has money doesn't mean Manziel isn't a goober.
Dude is a scrub but something tells me hes loving all the media attention
who happen to won the Heisman Trophy last season.......
Lol that's what I was thinking
A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me, hanging out the passenger side of his best friends ride trying to pass some illegally signed merch to me.
While Manziel's father, Paul, had alleged that many of the items were fake, two of the leading autograph authentication companies, PSA/DNA and JSA, have authenticated many of the items. Officials with both companies have told ESPN in recent months that they stand by their guarantee that they believe the signatures, some with inscriptions like "Gig 'Em" and "Heisman '12" are genuine. Online verification databases show a single lot of 999 signed Manziel photos numbered sequentially. JSA authenticated 248 items and 376 items that came in in two batches that also are numbered sequentially. Industry insiders say this indicates the signings were done in large quantities intended for wholesale.
Please, some of you are funny. What exactly has he done to be vilified so much? Gone to NBA finals game,and be invited back into the locker room? How many here wouldn't go, even LeBron feelings aside? How many wouldn't hang out with Drake, or whichever singer's poster you have hanging on your wall, if given a chance? Who wouldn't dance with a hot blonde in a Scooby costume? I don't even think he's a dbag really, I've seen bigger dbags on campus by people who have done nothing to earn it, see the business school.
Dude can ball though. He outplayed Alabama's QB all day that game. Hell, McCarron's last interception would have been a pick six if he threw the ball accurately. Don't say crap about Bama playing a tough one the week before when A&M went an entire season without a bye week.
The game should be interesting, no doubt. Saban has had time to plan, but JF is still learning the offense if anyone watched him through the year. Their O-line is still solid, the left tackle replacing the second overall draft pick was a projected top 15 pick this year. Their front seven on defense is a worry but if A&M gets up quick on Bama again, then they force them to play a game they're not accustomed to.
What exactly has he done to be vilified so much? Gone to NBA finals game,and be invited back into the locker room? How many here wouldn't go, even LeBron feelings aside? How many wouldn't hang out with Drake, or whichever singer's poster you have hanging on your wall, if given a chance? Who wouldn't dance with a hot blonde in a Scooby costume?
How about all that stuff followed by tweeting some whiny Justin Bieber shit about how people need to walk a mile in his shoes?
As a former graduate student/ TA, emo apologies or excuses are certainly irritating. I give you that; heck, I cannot recall how many times we would share over beer the excuses coming from the mouths of 18-20(-ish) year olds. Professors loved them too.
As far as attention whore, sure it certainly helps bring attention. It probably helped win the Heisman, lifted his draft stock, etc., but do you think he really wanted THIS level of attention. The dude is decently smart, assuming he knows the difference between first round money versus second round money, and right now he's likely first round money. Factor in the success of his NFL comparables, i.e. the Russell Wilson's or Drew Bree's, more NFL teams would be willing to risk drafting him in the first round. Why would he take a 5-digit figure, when he obviously can afford the lifestyle he has now thanks to family funds, risk being suspended and drop to post-first round money. I'm just saying, a report from two people who said they saw him sign X, Y, and Z (which is true), and then allege why he signed X, Y, and Z without evidence just smells fishy. JF has stated he has been dupped before by someone in a military uniform asking him to sign memorabilia for charity, only to then to later find it on ebay. I think he's stated it has occurred a number of times, and I
Apologies if I'm overly defending him, I just think he's got some serious skills. I liked Cam Newton for his on-field performance, athletic ability, and command of his offense/team. Newton had more serious history and violations when compared to JF, but people didn't hesitate giving him the Heisman. A freshman with a little bit of swagger, the means, and access to live it up some and it's on both ESPN and TMZ.
Nobody seems to be denying that he's a youngish guy and that the mistakes he is making are made by others. But when you are famous and profess to be interested in winning, you are held to a higher standard. Getting in twitter fights, apparently being hung over at a football camp, and generally being ignorant of how others perceive him and his actions are his own doing.
It isn't about the money at all with Johnny. It's all about the attention. He has proved that he enjoys it.
In other words, an increasingly unlikeable kid is running afoul of an increasingly unlikeable organization for violating one of its most nonsensical rules. Stupidity all around.
Why is signing autographs for alums and boosters to get them to donate okay but this is not? Okay fine, don't pay the players, I personally think they should be but I see the arguments against it and recognize there are some valid points. What's the problem with letting them make some cash on their own time though? If JFF wants to sign autographs, fine. If Denard or Tebow want to sign an endorsement deal with a company let them. If they wanna do commercials for a local car dealership, no problem with it whatsoever. This notion is so arcane and asinine to me. If they're really, truly amatuers and "student-athletes" get them the hell off ESPN, ABC, etc. Cut out these lucractive TV contracts. It's a big multi-billion dollar business to everyone else involved except the athletes. If you want to treat it as such, letting them somehow get a piece of the pie seems fair otherwise cut the shit and let's make it truly amatuer. No college football live, no primetime matchups, no sponsorships, no more of TV networks selling prime ad time during these games.
Nothing will come of this. Now that A & M is in the SEC there is no way Manziel gets suspended.