Jul 17, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Texas A

Manziel To Sumlin: "Never Meant To Make A&M Look Bad"

Johnny Manziel has been trying to rehabilitate his image after a whirlwind offseason. He was dismissed from the Manning Passing Academy after missing a meeting, than plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge from a bar fight in 2012.

Manziel has talked to the media about the incident and is being fairly forthcoming in what happened.

He said he didn’t miss the meeting because he was hungover, simply because he was tired and overslept. He blamed his exhaustion on a rigorous offseason schedule and biting off more than he could handle.

“I probably bit off more than I can chew in July, been traveling, been going a lot of places. I just overslept. I made a mistake and didn’t wake up in time when I should have.”

“There’s a lot of rumors out there, a lot of talk,” Manziel said. “I’ve been very eager to get a chance to share my side of the story. I missed a meeting. It wasn’t anything due to the night prior. … It was just simply my phone died, I overslept, I woke up the next morning whenever I did, went and talked to them and it was kind of a mutual decision to get home and get some time to relax.”

“I told him I felt like the deal really got blown out of proportion, and I’m sorry for that, for the way it was spun and the way it was taken out of context,” he said. “I never meant to make A&M look bad, or especially him. Me and Coach Sumlin have such a special relationship and I never would have wanted to upset him.”

He had reportedly apologized to coach Kevin Sumlin earlier this month. But now he has publicly shared the details of his apology.

“I told him I felt like the deal really got blown out of proportion, and I’m sorry for that, for the way it was spun and the way it was taken out of context,” he said, via ESPN. “I never meant to make A&M look bad, or especially him. Me and Coach Sumlin have such a special relationship and I never would have wanted to upset him.”

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