Johnny Manziel seemed to recently indicate that he accepted money during his playing days at Texas A&M.
Manziel was infamously involved in an autograph scandal while playing for the Aggies, but nothing really came of it. Other than having to sit a single half against Rice, he breezed through the situation. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
However, it sounds like Johnny Football more or less confirmed that he took money in violation of NCAA rules. During a recent interview on the “Ya Neva Know: You Know What I Mean?” podcast, Manziel said the following when talking about getting paid:
I was like, ‘Yo, I’m going to go do what I need to do.’ It’ll get to a point to where we talk about it one day…A motherf**ker comes up to you and says, ‘I have $5,000 for you to do something,’ and I have $12.99 in my bank account, what the f**k do you think I’m going to say?
You can listen to his full comments below.
Seven years after I was investigating Johnny Manziel for getting paid to sign autographs while still in school, Johnny Manziel admits in interview he got paid while in school. Promises to go into more detail later.
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— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 2, 2020
For those of you who haven’t seen the full interview, you can listen to it below.
Honestly, I don’t care one bit if Manziel took money while playing for the Aggies. I literally couldn’t care less.
Who gives a damn? The dude won the Heisman, was the most famous college football player ever at the time and he might have taken some money.
More power to him. The idea that superstar college athletes should be broke because they’re in college is laughably stupid.
Let the man get his money and let him go out there and play. It’s that simple. I’m pretty sure that in America, we celebrate getting paid.
Now, will A&M officials be happy about these comments? Probably not, but who cares. They can go complain somewhere else.