After plenty of speculation regarding the status of Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel, it looks like we may have a resolution. According to reports, the Heisman Trophy winner will be on the sidelines for the first-half of the team’s season-opener against Rice.
Manziel will be suspended by the NCAA for the first two quarters of the game and will then lead the team on to the field for the second half.
Billy Liucci had the scoop:
Latest on Manziel? Per multiple sources, he’ll be suspended for first half of season-opener versus Rice on Saturday.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) August 28, 2013
The one half suspension likely means that the NCAA was informed Manziel will not be found guilty of accepting money for his autograph signings. This is obviously great news for the Aggies as they can now shift their attention to the season ahead.
Even better is the fact that Manziel will be on the field for the team’s third game of the season against Alabama — the game that we all want to see.
In Manziel’s absence, freshman Kenny Hill is expected to get the start. He has seen a majority of the second-team reps in practice.
Hopefully, this suspension will put the autograph scandal behind us and allow everyone to focus on what is important moving forward — football.