Apr 13, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel. Mandatory Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

Johnny Manziel Pleads Guilty to 2012 Misdemeanor Charge

It doesn’t get any better for Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel. Just one day after the rumors began to swirl that Johnny Football was booted from the Manning Passing Academy, he appeared in front of Magistrate Dana Zachary in municipal court to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge that stemmed from his June 2012 arrest following a bar fight.

From The Eagle out of Bryan-College Station:

“The plea agreement called for Manziel to pay the maximum fine of $2,000, spend two days in jail and pay $232 in court costs. He didn’t have to spend any time behind bars, however, because the judge considered it time conserved since he was jailed following the June 2012 arrest by College Station police.”

Manziel had faced up to 180 days in jail for the charge.

“He took responsibility for his actions that night and is ready to put what happened that night behind him,” Manziel’s attorney Cam Reynolds said.

Manziel got in to a fight that night after allegedly throwing racial slurs at a man. When police arrived, the two men were engaged in “mutual combat.” Manziel picked the fight with a 47-year-old man.

He was taken in to custody shortly after.

While this is an old incident, the guilty plea comes just before Manziel is set to head to SEC Media Days this week. If there wasn’t already going to be a circus surrounding the quarterback that has failed to stay out of the public eye during the offseason, there certainly will be now.

This is going to be fun.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Manziel handles himself in the media after the recent string of news, but you can be sure that his comments will be over analyzed the minute they come out of his mouth.

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  • Deborah Crooke

    And maybe all the conjecture about being “kicked out” of the Manning camp was just that!!! He had to be in court…..And this is from a Bama Grad!!! People need to stop speculating and let this boy be just that–a boy becoming a man, still in the process.

    • nick

      umm…. he got kicked out saturday, he neded to take all weekend to get back so he could go to court? How about he just grows up and stops acting like a jackass, he’s not a kid anymore so he needs to quit acting like one.

      • Deborah Crooke

        I’m not making excuses. Yes, he needs to grow up and if he would limit media exposure he might have a chance of doing that–but I also remember the immaturity that comes at that age and consider–how would you handle winning a Heisman and all the media attention at that age? Esp if you generally like to party and have a good time BEFORE all the attention–TAMU should be helping him with the whole media issue. I know Coach Saban would be clamping down on the media and giving the young man the help and direction he needs to negotiate this minefield better…. Guess I’m just more used to a more organized and appropriate response to these situations……

    • Mary Waltman

      Boy is right….he wouldn’t know how to be a real man.