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Texas A&M Aggies Athletic Director Had A Sit-Down With Johnny Manziel's Parents


Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel had one of the greatest college football seasons of all-time that resulted in him winning a flurry of postseason awards including the Heisman Trophy, Manning Award and being named a first-team All-American.

With that success comes attention and Manziel is learning first hand that every move he makes will now be under a microscope.

So far this offseason, Manziel has failed to handle the spotlight well. Manziel has been seen fanning out loads of money at a casino and celebrating after his team’s bowl game with a bottle of Dom Perignon, despite being just 20-years-old. This all comes after an incident last season where Manziel was arrested for a bar fight and providing a fake ID.

He has got to handle himself better.

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Now, it appears that Manziel’s off-the-field behavior is becoming a concern and it has resulted in some special attention from the university officials.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman had a sit-down with Manziel’s parents to discuss how everyone should handle Johnny Football’s fame.

“I told them he’s no longer a freshman, and he’s no longer a sophomore, junior or senior,” Hyman said Sunday. “He is a ‘Heisman.’

“It’s (about) education, and we’ve got to help the family and Johnny with the transition into being a Heisman award winner. There are things you have to learn, and we have to help him with that.

“That’s a special fraternity, but you also have to understand (Manziel) is 20 years old. It’s a tremendous responsibility — but it is a responsibility.”

It’s unfortunate that Manziel cannot enjoy his success the way most college kids would like to, but that is the way it has to happen. Manziel needs to stay focused and do everything in his power to help his team stay relevant in the college football landscape.

He won’t be able to do that if he slips up off the field and ends up getting himself in trouble.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.tolley.7 Tim Tolley

    FWIW, the casino was an Indian casino which means you only have to be eighteen to gamble.

  • justin clinton

    let him enjoy life. screw whoever told him to calm down. he’s a 20 year old kid. let him have his fun. who cares if he parties it up. he just trying to live life. everybody needs to quit being so up tight. loosen up. he’s a kid.

    • Evan Jones

      Fan of a SEC West team?

    • http://twitter.com/BamaKrista Krista Stone

      Being a “kid” is no excuse. He is “Mr. Football”, he has a responsibility to conduct himself in a manner that is worthy of the award that he was given. That is one of the BIGGEST problems today, everyone is so quick to make excuses…. “Oh he’s just a kid, lighten up, excuses, excuses, excuses.” There are young people younger than him signing their name on a dotted line pledging to defend the country & it’s citizens if it means it costs them their lives. He’s suppose to be “Mr. Football”…. if he can’t handle the responsibility that comes with the “fame”, he needs to step aside & let someone who can handle it take over.

      • justin clinton

        I’m one of those few that signed the dotted line. stationed in Korea right now. so what your saying is, he can’t have fun? as long as he stays away from drugs it’s not that big of a deal.

        • justin clinton

          and I’m 18. I’m one of the people you were talking about in your reply. also my mos (which is our job in the army) is 11B. which is infantry.