According to Mr. Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com, quarterback Johnny Football may will be suspended for the first half of A&M's season opener against Rice on Saturday. I'm not sure if this is more of a suspension, or a favor.
This may actually change Manziel's plans for this weekend. There was a good chance that Manziel was not planning to play at all in favor of appearing at a few autograph shows, and then hit Sixth Street in Austin after the Texas-New Mexico State game on Saturday night.
Mr. Liucci's Twitter reads that Sir Manziel was not found guilty of accepting payment for the autographs that he signed, and allegdly accepted thousands of dollars in cash, according to ESPN reports. Shocking that A&M did not find Manziel accepted cash, or that Manziel was dumb enough to help create a paper trail.
Manziel met with the NCAA for six hours the other day, and this suspension sounds like a move to both spank Johnny Stupid and send a message to the NCAA that the Ags have taken care of this.
This suspension is a way for Aggies AD Eric Hyman and head coach Kevin Sumlin to send a message to their popular QB to be less dumb. It's an easy suspension to enforce because there will be no way the Aggies lose this game. It should also mollify an NCAA that needs to look as if they are doing their job in regards to rule enforcement, despite the fact it has zero financial incentive to do so.
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