Johnny Manziel Signed Autographs in Two More Sessions: NCAA News at YouWager

According to different sources Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel signed autographs and memorabilia for dealers in two more sessions — one in South Florida after the Discover BCS National Championship Game, both back in January.

The sources also confirmed that it was Florida-based autograph dealer Kevin Freistat who backed and helped organize the additional two sessions.

Freistat currently has an autograph company out of Florida called KLF Sports and has exclusive deals with Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez and Chipper Jones. The 20 year-old Manziel signed at least 1,500 items in each of the two sessions.

With these extra signings and the four previous sessions they add to six signings for three brokers in three states in less than a month for the Heisman Trophy winner. Some sources revealed Manziel signed his name more than 4,400 times.

As of now, YouWager experts have learned that the NCAA is investigating if any of the autographs violate NCAA by-laws.

The autograph dealer in question did not return calls or text messages seeking comment. Moreover, the quarterback could not be reached for comment, but his attorney said last week that while Manziel has signed hundreds of autographs, he did not have any evidence Manziel had been paid for doing so. Texas A&M officials also declined to comment.


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