More good news for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Controversy - this time he reportedly accepted money for signing autographs.
The NCAA is probing Johnny Football for this; can't the NCAA find a better verb than "probe"? It creates such an uncomfortable image of doctor's office and a white glove. Just go with investigate.
Everyone and their brother are making millions off your name, likeness, etc. and you don't see a cut? How long can you deal with that before you think, "I'll just take a little bit."
The free education thing for the NCAA holds water for nearly every "athlete-student" except for the Johnny Manziels, who are royally screwed out of a chance to make money in a way they may never again. This is where the law, and the NCAA, have to create a way for the residuals to see some of those pockets. As long as they don't, these stories are going to surface.
Meanwhile, as A&M's fall practice opens our favorite quarterback still can't avoid negative headlines even without Instagram.
This basically puts A&M's 2013 season in serious dog doo; if Manziel is found to have accepted money, he will be inelgible and the Aggies' season is over. Either way, this guy is gone after this season to an NFL bench.
This is what will happen - the NCAA will magically not find any conclusive evidence, Manziel will play and all be well for one of the most profitable teams, and names, in college football today. The NCAA is a business first, people.
It all reeks of the 2010 Auburn Tigers when quarterback Cam Newton was covered in controversy that his father sold his playing rights to the highest bidder between Mississippi State and Auburn. The story was totally believable, yet the NCAA never did find sufficient evidence to defrock the 2010 BCS title champions, and Heisman Trophy winner.
ESPN's Outside the Lines may find something concrete, which will force the NCAAs hands. It won't, Manziel will play and this story will just add another chapter to the greatness that is Johnny Football.
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