Tannehill on Manziel: 'I wish him the best'

August, 12, 2013
8/12/13
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DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill admitted he's swamped with NFL training camp and hasn’t kept close tabs on his college alma mater. But Tannehill did take a couple minutes after practice Monday to discuss the recent controversy at Texas A&M involving former teammate Johnny Manziel.

The latest story involves an ESPN report that Manziel allegedly accepted money for autographs, which could lead to an NCAA investigation. Tannehill was the starting quarterback at Texas A&M before Manziel and has known the Heisman Trophy winner for a few years.

"I haven’t followed it too closely," Tannehill said of the controversy involving Manziel. “Obviously I see the headlines, but I think they’ll get to the bottom of it. Whatever happens, they’ll find the truth out.”

Manziel was a red-shirt freshman during Tannehill’s final year at Texas A&M. Manziel was recruited at the university to eventually fill the void Tannehill would leave behind. Tannehill left Texas A&M in 2012 and became the No. 8 overall pick for the Dolphins.

Manziel went on to win the Heisman Trophy as a freshman, his first year as a starter. But since then, Manziel hasn’t been able to stay out of the headlines and could face discipline as a sophomore.

“I wish him the best,” Tannehill said of Manziel. “He’s been great for (Texas) A&M. He had a heck of a year last year, and hopefully we get to see him on the field this year.”

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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