Cause of Johnny Manziel’s Tweet Revealed

By now we have all heard about Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel tweeting his desire to leave College Station, but now we have a reason for that tweet that caught the attention of college football fans everywhere.

According to a report from Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News, Manziel was simply ticked off about a parking ticket he received for parking his Mercedes the wrong way on a back street in College Station. He also had his windows tinted too dark.

From the report:

A College Station official said Wednesday late afternoon that any interaction that night occurred between the officer and Manziel’s roommate, and police did not talk to Manziel. The official added that the ticket was written as the result of a driver complaining he or she had nearly hit Manziel’s parked car that night, and that the driver also complained about the car’s window tinting. The official said no ticket was written for the tinting.

There were no keys left at Manziel’s house for the roommate to move the car, according to the official, therefore a ticket was written.

It is a minor incident that really shouldn’t have caused any type of issue, but Manziel’s immaturity showed by losing his cool and taking to social media to complain about a simple ticket.

While parking tickets don’t scare NFL teams away from drafting players, you have to wonder what teams think about Manziel’s consistent ability to do the little things that opens him up for criticism and the way that he seems unable to handle the pressure of being a star off the field.

On the field, there are questions about his ability to transition to the NFL, but his off the field concerns are much more troubling.

Topics: Football, Johnny Manziel, Sec Football, Texas A&M Aggies

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  • Larry Petty

    Blah Blah Blah The kid needs to grow up

  • Jen Cole

    The kid needs a break… Great roommate he has there to be such a whiner… The article also doesn’t make much sense – it certainly doesn’t explain how/why Manziel was aware of said ticket – details are missing… Guess I’ll go find Zwerneman’s article – because at least I know he’s a good writer and reliable source.. go direct to the info

    • Nate

      “Great roommate he has there to be such a whiner” – Um, it never said the roommate complained. The roommate was just there when the police were, and Manziel was not.

      “it certainly doesn’t explain how/why Manziel was aware of said ticket” – We have cell phones now, and generally when your roommate’s car gets ticketed, you call him up to let him know. Or, you know, Manziel wanted to drive somewhere later on and, oh I don’t know, found the ticket on his car…

      Next time you want to complain about the writing style, you might want to ponder your own contextual analysis skills. The direct information was given to you through a quotation, you didn’t understand the quotation, and you proceeded to bash the one that quoted it, not the one that actually said what you were unable to comprehend.

      • Jen Cole

        “A College Station official said Wednesday late afternoon that any interaction that night occurred between the officer and Manziel’s roommate, and police did not talk to Manziel. The official added that the ticket was written as the result of a driver complaining he or she had nearly hit Manziel’s parked car that night, and that the driver also complained about the car’s window tinting. The official said no ticket was written for the tinting.
        There were no keys left at Manziel’s house for the roommate to move the car, according to the official, therefore a ticket was written.”

        from the post above AND from Zwerneman’s original article.. I do not ASSUME the roommate would call to let him know – and since the original article states Manziel was out of town I doubt the second scenario is true based on when he tweeted and erased said tweet. Obviously, you might want to do some analysis of your own before you bring that statement to me… Zwermeman’s original article was much more explanatory and informative – this version of the story was just inflammatory and badly written. Plus, if you put your opinion out there expect people to disagree.

        Have YOU been on campus when the kid can’t walk by? Have YOU been to BCS lately where the kid can’t go anywhere? No wonder he’s frustrated! I agree he needs to chill with the crappy tweets but he’s a 20 yr old kid.. period.. He needs a break not more crap to deal with.

        • Nate

          Bahahaha, yeah, aliens probably saw the ticket and wanted to let him know. You’re right. My roommate in college probably would have sent me letter via Pony Express to inform me of the ticket. Either way, it’s pretty irrelevant.

  • Chas Becker

    I am wondering how an unpaid college student can afford a Mercedes…

    • David Jordan

      His family is rich that’s how.

      • Cole

        Bingo

        • me6661973

          That why he didn’t go to Alabama he was already full money Bammer could’nt buy him off with suits, USED SUV’s.

          • Adam Ferguson

            i think you have bama confused with auburn. auburn is the school that bought the national championship in 2010

          • amie1

            people love to hate the University of Alabama football team and say they are so tired of them winning the championships but my answer to that is if you are tired of it BEAT THEM, Texas A&M did last year but we will see what happens this year. Roll Tide.

          • Glennskii Meyer

            alabama is a great team and so is a&m. either team could win this year’s game, but i have to go with a&m. partially cuz its at home. but most of all, people have to learn that dissing other teams is a stupid way to support their team. bragging about your team is fine, but dissing the other team is negative and childish.

          • amie1

            yeah, I don’t diss other teams but I am proud of my Bama team and hope they continue to be as great as they have in the past few years. We have also had some down times and probably will again at some point, but Saban does a great job right now and I hope it continues for a long, long time. Roll Tide!!

          • jamessavik

            and outbid Mississippi State for Cam Newton.

          • me6661973

            FBI proved you wrong btw haha loan look who got caught paying. Bammer about go down and saban running to TX

    • Glennskii Meyer

      his family is rich and if you add the fact that he has a football scholarship…. well… it isnt a big deal. funny how people always bring this stuff up. people who have met PLENTY of people in college with nice cars. they didnt even say what year the benz was… but it doesnt matter anyway.

  • Bryan Fritchie

    What happens when (if?) he gets to the NFL and he gets a ticket. Will he ask to be traded?

  • Donny Attilio

    Josh Sanchez went to Seton Hill apparently. I wonder if it is as good as Seton Hall? I bet they have proofreaders at Seton Hall.

  • John Holloway

    I am a Texas A&M fan, but not of fan of Manziel and getting tired of hearing about him. I wish the TEAM luck in the upcoming season.

    • Cole

      He is the team.

      • Nate

        You’re right. Manziel was probably the reason Oklahoma only scored 13 points. He should have been named defensive player of the year, huh?

        • James

          You’re so conceited. Texas A&M would be nothing without Manziel. You don’t have to be such a smart ass with all your comments and posts and have to act all high and mighty.

          • Nate

            Manziel would be nothing without some sort of team around him.

            Also, thinking that other people’s comments are lacking intelligence or reason is in no way synonymous with being conceit. Most, if not all, of the comments that I have responded to were judgmental towards someone in some way, and when judgment is not based on good reason, that is the definition of prejudice.

            (prej·u·dice [prej-uh-dis] Show IPA noun, verb, prej·u·diced, prej·u·dic·ing.

            noun

            1.

            an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.)

            (con·ceit

            [kuhn-seet] Show IPA

            noun

            1.

            an excessively favorable opinion of one’s own ability,importance, wit, etc.)

          • Glennskii Meyer

            nate proved this comment wrong before you even wrote it.

        • Glennskii Meyer

          hehe. good one.

  • garytaylor

    Oh yeah – I’m really frightened by his off the field activities. Give me a break. Win the Heisman – be ticked off over stupid things. Fine by me. Win a Natty and complain about the napkin placement at a fine restaurant. Could care less. Win a Super Bowl and who cares about meaningless off the field events? Is he doing drugs, beating up his girl friend or stealing? Nope. Guess what? Super Bowl QB’s HAVE!

  • Annette Kendall

    Yes, how does one who is supposed to be on a football scholarship own a Mercedes??? And, yes
    his actions about almost everything indicate immaturity and conceit.

    • Nate

      Probably the same way he owned clothes and ate food before college. Magical beings called ‘parents.’ WOAH.

    • Jake Mongoose

      His parents are well off, from what I understand. That’s how he got his courtside NBA tickets. Or so we are told.

    • Glennskii Meyer

      why would a football scholaship keep someone from owning a mercedes? think before you talk. it is common knowledge that his parents are very well off. you never met a college student with a nice car? i must have met at least 100. some with much nicer than a mercedes.

  • Kevin

    I’m loving all this off-season attention created by Johnny Football. I wonder how much success he will have this year, now that the SEC defensive coordinators have 14 games of film on him. Keep talking Johnny- we’ll see you in September. Roll Tide!

  • amie1

    poor baby……yeah right

  • Robbie Robinson

    Bless his little heart! Prick!

  • Gatorman3

    Here’s the thing……who cares? How about telling us how the A&M football team is shaping up and how the new recruits are doing.

  • Heidi

    I’m wondering how mature you were at that age, and how well you would have handled the pressure. For gods sake, he’s a kid. Hopefully the NFL can take that into account. It’s not like they don’t have immature and ill-behaved players there already. Case in point… Michael Vick. Hello?

  • jamessavik

    I’m beginning to think the press has a hard-on for Johnny Manziel and they want to damage the kid.

    I know that would never happen and the press never targets someone they dislike.

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