A report surfaced early Tuesday morning that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has finally met with the NCAA. According to the reports, Manziel spent six-hours sitting down with NCAA officials to discuss and answer questions about the allegations that he signed thousands of memorabilia items in exchange for cash.
The governing body’s officials met Sunday with Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, for nearly six hours on the College Station, Texas, campus, the source said. It was unclear whether the NCAA was satisfied with the initial meeting with Manziel or if it would require additional time with the redshirt sophomore. Texas A&M’s season begins Saturday, at home against Rice.
The school believes that everything “seemed to be OK” as far as Manziel’s eligibility goes and that it is “business as usual, or as close as possible” for the team as they prepare for their season-opener.
All signs point towards A&M starting Manziel for the first game of the season for Rice, but you never know what the latest developments could be moving forward.
The university and football team will not comment on the Manziel situation as we approach the start of the college football season, however, you can be sure that his eligibility and whether or not he will take the field with the team remains a question in the back of their minds.