Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Source: Manziel suspended for a half
By Sam Khan Jr.
A resolution has been reached in the Johnny Manziel autograph saga.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will be suspended for the first half of Texas A&M's season opener against Rice on Saturday, a source told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Manziel was the subject of an NCAA investigation into allegations that he profited from signing autographs. The NCAA has acknowledged that Manziel did not accept money for signing autographs and this closes the book on the saga, the source told ESPN.com.
With the redshirt sophomore being suspended for the first half, the Aggies will start either junior quarterback Matt Joeckel or true freshman quarterback Kenny Hill on Saturday against Rice. Joeckel appeared in five games last season and attempted 11 passes. Hill was a three-star quarterback out of Southlake (Texas) Carroll who signed with the Aggies in February.
On Tuesday, the Aggies said they are confident no matter who lines up at quarterback for them.