Early Tuesday morning reports surfaced that Johnny Manziel met with NCAA officials for a six-hour meeting over the weekend to discuss the infamous memorabilia scandal that has dominated headlines for the past month and it leaves Texas A&M wondering what to do with their starting quarterback.
Should they start him and hope that the NCAA doesn’t rule him ineligible which would result in a loss of any wins or do they simply keep him on the bench until the NCAA decides what the next move is?
According to reports, A&M will be receiving a recommendation from the NCAA on whether or not to play Manziel within the next 24 hours.
According to radio host John P. Lopez:
The NCAA will announce its recommendation on Manziel play or no-play on Wednesday, according to an A&M source.
— John P. Lopez (@LopezOnSports) August 27, 2013
Texas A&M would obviously love to have their star player available for the start of the season, but they don’t want to risk vacating wins and missing out on a potential national title run. It’s a very tricky situation.
While the drama looms over their heads, Texas A&M needs to remain focused on the first two weeks of the season. They have the talent to storm through their opponents, but the real test will come in Week 3 when they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in a highly anticipated rematch that the world will be watching.
Hopefully Johnny Football will be on the field when the time comes.