Aug 31, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Johnny Manziel throws 3 TDs, penalized for taunting

After Johnny Manziel’s highly publicized benching in the first half of Texas A&M’s game against Rice, he came out and completed 6 of 8 passes for 94 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Rice was right in the game with Texas A&M at halftime, trailing by only a touchdown at 28-21.  But Manziel came out and threw a 23 yard touchdown in the third quarter, and two more in the 4th to help the Aggies pull away.

The Aggies and Owls jawed back and forth several times during the game, mostly in reference to Manziel’s controversy over being paid for autographs.

Rather than take the high road and be content with simply helping the #7 Aggies pull out a hard fought 52-31 victory, ‘Johnny Football’ felt the need to respond to the goading from Rice.

In a few acts that probably won’t help his image much, Manziel made a motion like he was signing autographs, and appeared to roll his finger together simulating the counting of money after a touchdown pass.

After his final touchdown pass, Manziel got in the face of a few Rice defenders and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Check out the video here:

Manziel and Texas A&M received a 15 yard penalty for the behavior, and once again Johnny Football is in the news for his antics rather than his on-field performance.


Tags: College Football Johnny Manziel NCAA Football Rice Owls Texas A&M Aggies

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