It has been an eventful Johnny Manziel day. Here are your latest updates. First, Manziel was initially suspended for the entire 2012 season over his fighting and fake ID arrest. The suspension was overturned on appeal (purportedly without AD involvement). Had it stayed intact Manziel likely would have transferred to a junior college.
A&M initially suspended Manziel for the 2012 season following his arrest in College Station’s Northgate bar district last summer, a source with knowledge of the situation told SportsDay.
Manziel, entering his freshman season after sitting out the 2011 season as a redshirt, would have felt it was necessary to transfer if the suspension wasn’t overturned on appeal, according to the source.
Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, had been fishing in Port Aransas on Saturday and was still on the coast when he talked over the phone to an officer, who wrote him a ticket for being parked the wrong way in front of his house and for his windows being tinted too dark (his vehicle was in College Station while he was with friends in Port Aransas), according to the insider.
A rash tweet when upset about overzealous parking enforcement in a college town? That seems like something just about everyone can relate to. Once had my mom pick me up from the dorm in Ann Arbor, take me out to lunch for an hour, drop me off again and get a ticket for being parked longer than an hour. They are the worst.
Oh, and here is his NCAA 14 mug shot via Extra Mustard.
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