Posted September 13, 2013

Photo surfaces of Johnny Manziel signing photos with autograph broker

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Johnny Manziel was suspended for signing autographs with his likeness on it. (Darren Rovell/ESPN)

Johnny Manziel was suspended for signing autographs with his likeness on it. (Darren Rovell/ESPN)

A photo of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel signing autographs for a South Florida autograph broker has surfaced in an ESPN.com report by Darren Rovell.

In the photo obtained by Rovell, Manziel is seen signing autographs while autograph broker Drew Tieman oversees the process. According to the report, Manziel signed more than 1,100 autographs for Tieman over a two-day period while Manziel was in Miami for the BCS title game.

Manziel was suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season-opening game against Rice because Manziel violated the NCAA’s bylaw 12.5.2.1, which states no student-athlete can allow their likeness to be sold even if the athlete doesn’t profit from it.

After being suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s game against Rice, Manziel completed six passes for 94 yards with 19 rushing yards.


10 comments
AlexanderOmoniyiAjayi
AlexanderOmoniyiAjayi

The prejudiced and biased NCAA suspend Terrell pryor for five games in his senior season (' Ohio State) for selling autographed shirts but suspend Johnny Manziel for half a game for effectively doing the same thing , believing he didn't profit from it .  If I were Pryor I will sue the NCAA for $100 million for racial profiling and ruining his pro football prospects

wbg1968
wbg1968

Who cares? The schools make a ton of money, the NCAA makes a ton of money, the sponsors make a ton of money, head coaches are making 6-7 figures...players can't sign an autograph and make a few bucks if they rate it?  Again, who really cares?

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

ACL tear vs Bama would be nice. Roll tide.

billc72069
billc72069

so what ! ?

did he get paid ? DUH ?

drawandstrike
drawandstrike

Newsflash: everybody already KNOWS Manziel signed autographs.  Unless a pic surfaces of Manziel taking MONEY this is a moot point.  

Doug1
Doug1

@wbg1968 Because Johnny gets away with breaking the rules while guys at Miami, Ohio State, USC, etc. all get suspended.  The NCAA chooses to stick their head in the sand on occasion and let stuff go.  That's why.

mystafugee
mystafugee

@drawandstrike That's the genius, the NCAA refuses to put 2 and 2 together with Manziel but with Miami, they take the world of a guy convicted of running a major ponzi scheme.  

Kristian
Kristian

@mystafugee @drawandstrike But there are no pictures like that because Johnny signed the autographs for these poor, unfortunate autograph brokers out of the goodness of his heart and because he just enjoys it so much.