Johnny Manziel met with NCAA investigators on Sunday and spent close to six hours with them discussing the allegations from memorabilia dealers that the player accepted payments for autographs.
YouWager experts do not know whether the NCAA was satisfied with the initial meeting with the Texas A&M Aggies quarterback or if it would require additional time with Manziel. The school’s season begins Saturday, at home versus the Rice Owls.
Manziel’s family has hired attorney Jim Darnell and failed to return calls regarding the case
Earlier in August, there were reportsthat the NCAA was looking into whether Manziel was paid for signing autographs at several locations, including in South Florida around the BCS title game.
In his first college football season, the sophomore accounted for 5,116 total yards and 47 touchdowns, becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman. Manziel led his college football team, in their first year in the SEC, to an 11-2 record that included an upset of eventual national champion Alabama Crimson Tide and a Cotton Bowl win versus former Big 12 rival Oklahoma Sooners.
Yesterday, Manziel was listed as the starter on Aggies’ game notes and athletic director Eric Hyman, in a statement, put an informal gag order on those close to the program regarding Manziel.