Texas A&M Says Johnny Manziel Will Start vs. Rice, No Further Comments

Updated: August 28, 2013
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Johnny Manziel is currently in the process of being vetted by the NCAA. The NCAA is determining the quarterback’s eligibility after it was reported that Johnny Football ALLEGEDLY took a few thousand dollars in return for providing autographs to a memorabilia dealer.

Texas A&M had a press conference Tuesday in which they confirmed that Manziel will be the starter but will not comment any further on him beyond that.

Here is the official written statement:

The focus of our coaches and student-athletes is solely on preparing for Rice this Saturday, and in the best interests of Texas A&M and the 100-plus student-athletes on the team, I have instructed Coach Sumlin, his staff and our student-athletes to refrain from commenting on or answering questions regarding the status of our starting quarterback, Johnny Manziel,”

We’ll see what happens when the dust settles. If I was a betting man, I’d bet that Manziel will be on the sidelines and not on the field when Texas A&M opens the season versus Rice.