Posted August 23, 2013

Texas A&M chancellor: Johnny Manziel ‘innocent’

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a big defender in the school's chancellor, John Sharp. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a big defender in the school’s chancellor, John Sharp. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel found a defender in Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp, who told a local television station on Thursday that Manziel is “innocent.”

“I know he’s innocent,” Sharp told College Station news station KBTX. “I know that he didn’t do what they accused him of doing.”

Manziel is alleged to have participated in autograph sessions in exchange for money, which is prohibited by the NCAA. He has participated in a reported total of six autograph sessions.

The NCAA is investigating Manziel in connection with the alleged signing sessions, and will not comment on the case. Manziel has not addressed the media since the allegations first surfaced, in an ESPN report, earlier this month. The Aggies open the season in College Station on Aug. 31 against Rice.

On Thursday, SEC coaches snubbed Manziel by voting him to the conference’s preseason second team. Georgia’s Aaron Murray was the first-team choice at quarterback.


101 comments
ALOOKMANJEE
ALOOKMANJEE

Brown has NCAA Title and better win record vs ATM. One successful year does not make it a great program ask Gene Chizik!

I am not surprised that ATM which has acted like this allegation is not provable hence its not true is Aggie like. But how about your Code of Honor?


ElvisDoc
ElvisDoc

Mack Brown is staying to 2020.  Hallelujah thank you Jesuuuuus.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

Yeah, sure, we believe you, Inspector Clouseau Sharp.  You know er'thing that goes on with Johnny Drama!!!

Hook Em!
Hook Em!

Manziel’s mommy and daddy have their listed their home in College Station for sale. It does make one wonder the timing of them selling their home with their boy's football season less than a week away. Do they know something we haven't heard regarding the investigation?  Or has Johnny Fvckup Football shamed them out of the neighborhood?


ElvisDoc
ElvisDoc

This is likely a scam by the brokers to jack up the price of their Manziel gear.....it is now up to $3K per helmet on Ebay.....Rovell has been duped before.   Just sayin.  Its been over 2 weeks....if the proof was out there, we would be seeing it.

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

He hasn't even spoken with Johnny Cash about it, yet he makes a declaration of innocence.  I know College Station is a dump in the middle of nowhere, but couldn't they attract someone more intelligent to be Chancellor?

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

Sharp should have spoken with Aaron Rodgers before making his comments...

Horn77
Horn77

Sharp must be from Penn State somewhere along his back trail   ;)

joblackbird68
joblackbird68

Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp must hold Johnny Manziel's hand wherever JM goes.

bamafan1
bamafan1

LOL.  what's he supposed to say?  "Yeah, Johnny did it.  But y'all can't prove it so it doesn't matter.".  Glad we can report that the head of the university said their star QB is innocent.  It's not like he stands to make the university more money if Johnny plays all year.

SkipMeister68
SkipMeister68

aTm is threatening to sue the guys who filmed Manziel doing the autographs for money/donations lost if they release the videos.  Basically without the videos the NCAA probably can't do much.  Manziel is 100% guilty.  Question is who will man up and release the video of the signings/money exchange?

Cman
Cman

wow. are you serious.  just because he is in that position doesn't mean he doesn't make stupid decisions.  he is human just like everybody else.  president clinton didn't make some good decisions about some relationships either or would you say he got to that position so he isn't capeable of doing something like that.  think about what you just said.

SouthJack
SouthJack

If  Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp thinks Johnny Manziel is innocent, he is so slow that it takes him an hour & a half to watch 60 Minutes!

RussHaasch
RussHaasch

Seems like this "investigation" has been going on forever.  I assume the NCAA is waiting for a bigger bribe from someone?

THEChadCMartinez
THEChadCMartinez

Who cares if he's an nfl caliber player? Last I checked, he's in college. Sounds like most of the comments below were made by bitter 'bama fans. Quit yer bichin'. If he played for your team, you'd be saying he was innocent too. Maybe y'all should lay off the haterade. It's a bad look.

RD
RD

Oh, so the chancellor says Manziel is innocent?  Stop the investigation because he has to be innocent.

RD1
RD1

A&M is run by self-serving political hacks withno shame. Manziel is a little criminal and guilty as hell. Sharp is pathetic.

Hook Em!
Hook Em!

If Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp had a son, he would look just like Johnny Manziel.

Hook Em!
Hook Em!

Johnny Manziel can't keep out of trouble in College. Does anyone think this kid has the maturity, not to mention his small frame, to play in the NFL? He's proven that he can't handle success. He would be a lamb among the wolves in the NFL. The guy wouldn't make it to a regular season roster. Whether it’s shoplifting, DWI’s, getting arrested, drugs, or just staying sober long enough to study his playbook. This kid has proven that he's more interested in partying than playing football. I don't give him the excuse of just being young. That's an insult to all the young men who play college football and keep their noses clean. There is a massive difference between last year’s Heisman winner (RG3) and Manziel. Too bad he's too immature to emulate how RG3 handled his success.

BlindlyFollow
BlindlyFollow

@Hook Em! BREAKING NEWS...back in May.  So, there goes that conspiracy theory.  Do try to keep up.

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

@ElvisDoc Tin foil is on sale at Dollar General.  Better make yourself a new hat.

ElvisDoc
ElvisDoc

@SteveRowFla How does it feel to be played by ESPN?  You have been.  This story is just a way to drum up business for these brokers and Rovell got suckered.

ElvisDoc
ElvisDoc

@Horn77 And how is Pedo State even relevant to the conversation, hater?

ElvisDoc
ElvisDoc

@Horn77  Hows that Ashwipe you guys got for QB working out?  You might win 9 games???  Don't think so.

mystafugee
mystafugee

@bamafan1 he's supposed to say: No comment or "it's still being investigated"

ElvisDoc
ElvisDoc

@SkipMeister68 You have no clue if Manziel is guilty.  This is likely a scam by the brokers...have you seen the price of Manziel stuff on Ebay?  It is up 1000% since the story broke.  Rovell has been duped before.

Aggie81
Aggie81

@SkipMeister68 

And the IRS is waiting to file tax audits on the broker's cash transaction and the profits they made..

SouthJack
SouthJack

@Cman 

Cman you are right, nobody makes the right decisions all of the time, but you have to look at Johnny's pattern of behavior his whole life, he thinks that rules don't apply to him and with all of the reports about this autograph selling, there has to be some truth to it - where there is smoke -there is fire.  Chancellor John Sharp has to know that there is something not right here and it is morally unacceptable to just overlook it just because Johnny is the school's "Star" student. I am all for Truth & Justice and I think that is why this nation is in decline, because the morals & values that this nation was founded on are being trampled on! Everyone needs to keep God and Morales FIRST in their lives!

Cman
Cman

@THEChadCMartinez hold on there pardner.  if he played for me, he  wouldn't even be practicing.  why?  because there are about 80 other players on this team that if it turns out he did do, they will be penalized by forfeiting all games he played in.  i coach sports also.  i have had to make some tough decisions on some kids, but they knew the rules.  johnny would have been dismissed from my team long ago.

joe6647
joe6647

@THEChadCMartinez The guy cant get up one morning to participate to help kids at the Manning Camp he signed up for,but he can volunteer his time on many occasions for sports memorabilia dealers to sign things for "free"?  Im not buying it

SouthJack
SouthJack

@Hook Em! 

Yeah, Johnny is just like his Politician Chancellor John Sharp -

He's lower than a Snake's A** !

BlindlyFollow
BlindlyFollow

@Hook Em! Didn't RGIII just get fined $10,000 for breaking some NFL rule in the last day or two?

Ag80
Ag80

@Hook Em! 

Poor teasips!

So pitiful  that they have to cite Baylor's QB1 when calling out others on moral issues.

Hook Em!
Hook Em!

@BlindlyFollow @Hook Em!  What conspiracy? Are you saying that the month after Manziel did his April autograph signings his mommy and daddy put their house on the market? That's completely understandable.

Horn77
Horn77

@ElvisDoc @Horn77  You must be a gaggy, Elvis.  Hey bro, the 'Horns won 9 games last year with a redshirt freshman qb. 19 starters are back, depth is much better and things are looking Rosy in Austin.  Just sayin'  that not-so-Sharp seems to be good at covering for Johnny Cash simply because he's talented.  76-37-5 bro.  Eat it.

ALOOKMANJEE
ALOOKMANJEE

@Aggie81 @SkipMeister68 If you paid for an item than your profits are less than if  you got it for free (Higher cost basis). Do they even teach basic math at ATM Machine in Hicksville, TX?

Three different brokers are all lying just so they can make greater profits, sounds more plausible than Johnny the bad boy being very honest!  Really!

Patterson @ TCU could teach you about morality and being principled!  I hope NCAA doesn't only bench Manziel but fines ATM for cover up! 

Cman
Cman

@SouthJack @Cman amen.  oh, and are you sure sharp can get through 60 minutes that fast. 

Hook Em!
Hook Em!

@Cman @THEChadCMartinez  No worries, as Johnny Fvckup Football has tweeted, he can't wait to get out of college station. His wish will come true soon. Aggys have always been on the hater train, but don't question their "code of honor".

What a joke that is...


Hook Em!
Hook Em!

@BlindlyFollow @Hook Em! Robert Griffin has never been arrested, although I agree that asking way too much and setting the bar much too high for Johnny Fvckup Football. At least aggy has that whole "code of honor" thing to brag about.


Hook Em!
Hook Em!

@Ag80 @Hook Em!  I didn't have to do anything. I choose the most recent qb Heisman winner, right before the loser Heisman winner, Johnny Fvckup Football...JFF.

Deal with it aggy, he's a train wreck and everyone knows it.

Horn77
Horn77

 ur correct, I meant 2nd year qb.  Btw, Ash wasn't horrible last year, just inconsistent.  I don't think someone with a handle with stab and arson in it needs to talk to others about having issues.

SouthJack
SouthJack

@Ag80 @Hook Em! 

Yeah remember the good old days in the Southwest Conference when Texas A&M was the laughing stock of the conference and then the very last game of that conference A&M got whipped! (You'll never live that one down!) Then remember the very last game that the Agg's played in the Big 12 against Texas- Whipped again! (You'll  REALLY NEVER live  that one down!) Maybe you should watch who your calling a wanna be - your school is the one that was so green with envy because Texas got their own sports channel on ESPN that you ran to the SEC! One last thing - if Teasip is meant to be a putdown for someone with morals - YOU CAN CALL ME A TEASIP ANYDAY!

Hook Em!
Hook Em!

@Ag80 @Hook Em! aggy, I'm an alum, not a "poor fan".

A 'once proud institution"? Where is your "code of honor"?

That's easily the biggest aggy joke ever...and that says a lot.

Ag80
Ag80

@Hook Em! @Ag80 Brilliant argument there teasip... and  name calling too!

So sad that a once proud institution like t.u. attracts such poor fans. It only figures, since the entire B12 has gone down the tubes... nothing but leftovers and wannabes.

Deal with it whorn!