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NCAA: Johnny Manziel Suspended For One Half Versus Rice Owls
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NCAA: Johnny Manziel Suspended For One Half Versus Rice Owls

Aug 28 2013, 10:02pm CDT | by

Controversial Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended by the NCAA for one half in their season opener against the Rice Owls on August 31.

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel received a half-game suspension from the NCAA on Wednesday.  This was the verdict on the issue of Manziel allegedly signing autographs for profit....

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NCAA: Johnny Manziel Suspended For One Half Versus Rice Owls

Aug 28 2013, 10:02pm CDT | by

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Controversial Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended by the NCAA for one half in their season opener against the Rice Owls on August 31.

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel received a half-game suspension from the NCAA on Wednesday. 

This was the verdict on the issue of Manziel allegedly signing autographs for profit. However, neither "the NCAA nor A&M could find that the Heisman Trophy winner received any money," per AggieSports.com. 

This was also confirmed by A&M senior associate athletic director Jason Cook who told USA Today Sports both parties discovered "there is no evidence Manziel received monetary reward in exchange for autographs." 

George Schroeder, the USA Today Sports writer who interviewed Cook, notes that the investigation is "considered to be closed." 

The Aggie Sports website also points out the NCAA accepted the school's recommendation for the half-game suspension. Other conditions included in the agreement were Manziel addressing his teammates about the lessons he learned as well as Texas A&M revising student-athlete policies for signing autographs for individuals with several items. 

Schroeder also says Manziel was ruled ineligible by A&M on Wednesday. For him to be reinstated by the team, he must follow the condition regarding lessons learned.

According to ESPN, the NCAA and the university came to terms on the sanction for Manziel because he violated NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1 which states "student-athletes cannot permit their names of likenesses to be used for commercial purposes, including to advertise, recommend or promote sales of commerical products, or accept payment for the use of their names and likenesses." 

Since there is nothing to prove that Manziel received any monetary compensation for signing autographs, the NCAA said "If additional information comes to light, the NCAA will review and consider if further action is appropriate."

In the end, Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp was satisfied with the way Manziel, who met with the NCAA for almost six hours on Sunday, and Aggies head football coach Kevin Sumlin handled the situation.

"I am proud of the way both Coach Sumlin and Johnny handled the situation, with integrity and honesty. We all take the Aggie Code of Honor very seriously and there is no evidence that either the university or Johnny violated that code." 

News of Manziel signing autographs for profit first broke out in early August. An ESPN Outside the Lines report says he agreed to a "five-figure flat fee" for signing sports memorabilia prior to the BCS National Championship Game in Florida last January. 

 
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