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Johnny Manziel Suspended For First Half of Opener Against Rice, According to Reports

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The NCAA has not found the paper trail, but it appears Johnny Manziel will receive a token punishment. Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com is reporting Manziel will be suspended for the first half against Rice, likely for a secondary violation of NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.2, requiring student-athletes to prevent items with their names and likenesses from being sold.

It’s not clear whether this means Manziel admitted some malfeasance. It’s not clear whether the NCAA signed off or this is self-imposed by A&M. If you’re the NCAA, why even claim such a hollow victory?

UPDATE: Brett McMurphy is reporting this “closes the book” on the Manziel autograph saga. If that’s accurate, there is nothing else to see here, folks. Move along.

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