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.
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.