The Manziel’s sus­pen­sion for half a game Wire Aching to get back out on the slopes

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - SPORTS -

HOUS­TON — Texas A&M quar­ter­back Johnny Manziel has been sus­pended for the first half of the Ag­gies’ sea­son-opener against Rice on Satur­day for what the school said was an “in­ad­ver­tent” vi­o­la­tion of NCAA rules by sign­ing au­to­graphs.

The school is­sued a state­ment Wed­nes­day say­ing it de­clared the Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner in­el­i­gi­ble and that the NCAA agreed to re­in­state Manziel af­ter he sits out the first half.

“I am proud of the way both coach Sum­lin and Johnny han­dled this sit­u­a­tion, with in­tegrity and hon­esty,” Texas A&M Chan­cel­lor John Sharp said in the state­ment. “We all take the Ag­gie Code of Honor very se­ri­ously and there is no ev­i­dence that ei­ther the univer­sity or Johnny vi­o­lated that code.”

Manziel was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the NCAA for al­legedly ac­cept­ing money for sign­ing au­to­graphs for mem­o­ra­bilia bro­kers, which vi­o­lates NCAA rules and could have led to a much longer sus­pen­sion. ESPN first re­ported the al­le­ga­tions against Manziel ear­lier this month.


Lind­sey Vonn works out with Red Bull coach Martin Hager in Vail, Colo., Wed­nes­day.

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