I was one of the defenders of Johnny Manziel during this entire offseason of controversy. I chalked up the partying and misguided tweets to a 20-year old kid who was thrust into an unbelievable spotlight and handled it like most kids would.
Not really well.
I was one of those hoping the NCAA wouldn’t find any paper trails about him taking money for autographs, and they didnt. I was one of those really jacked up to see him play yesterday.
But after seeing his petulant, selfish displays yesterday against Rice I’ve jumped off his bandwagon.
In fact, I’ve dived off, triple lindeyed off. He carried himself with no class, sky writing his signature while taunting Rice, giving the cash sign for all to see then getting a 15-yard penalty for taunting rice with the scoreboard pointing.
Johnny it’s Rice for crying out loud, not Alabama. What really got me was Kevin Sumlin trying to talk to him after that display and Manziel walking right past him, I like the fact that Sumlin benched him.
He’s a great football player, that’s not in question. But he’s also arrogant and immature and in the end could hurt A&M’s reputation as much as he’s helped it.
Time to grow up.