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October 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Jameis Winston of Florida State are generally considered to be the front-runners for this season's Heisman Trophy, but there's another quarterback having a pretty good season. His name is Johnny Manziel (a.k.a. Johnny Football), and he plays for Texas A&M. Yes, the same guy who won the Heisman last year and then became a circus act on the rubber chicken circuit. Antics aside, if what Manziel did last year was good enough, then what he's doing this season deserves a serious look.
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April 23, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
In California, Kobe is king. But in the favorite-athlete game of thrones, Bryant is a puny ruler. Best Tickets laid out the most popular athletes by state, based on Google search data, and found that LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the most searched in fully half of the 50 states. There's a steep drop-off to No. 2: Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos quarterback was most searched in seven states.  Third is a tie between the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
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September 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
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April 11, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
Johnny Manziel got the highest score among top quarterbacks in the NFL draft on the Wonderlic test, according to multiple reports. The Wonderlic is an exam used by the NFL to test a player's problem-solving skills. Manziel's ranking and score were reported by former NFL scout and current San Francisco radio host John Middlekauff and the NFL Network's Albert Breer. I've been told Johnny Football had the highest wonderlic test of all the top QB's in this years draft - John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff)
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July 18, 2013
Last fall Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Since then, however, his off-field behavior has taken over the spotlight. Writers from around Tribune Co. will discuss whether Johnny Football will be hurt by his off-season antics. David Teel, Newport News Daily Press Keyboard jockeys with Budweiser bellies won't determine whether Johnny Manziel's oft-chronicled off-season eroded his skills or credibility with teammates and coaches.
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November 26, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
What was Texas A&M thinking in keeping Johnny Manziel muzzled all season? The school Monday lifted the season-long gag order on the phenom quarterback known as "Johnny Football," now the prohibitive favorite to become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Not only can Johnny play, it turns out, he can eloquently speak. "Nice to be able to talk to you all," Manziel said on a conference call. For followers of college football, it was like going from silent films to "talkies.
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April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said "people won't accept" Heisman Trophy winner and potential first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel because he has "ghetto tendencies. " Wanna know how I know that? Because Prime Time said so himself. That's why I put the words in between quotation marks. Because he actually said them. That's how it works. And since it's a real quote, there is actual audio of Sanders saying, "See, the reason people don't want to accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies," earlier this week on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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September 17, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Rick Neuheisel's career path has gone in interesting directions since he was asked to leave UCLA. The former Bruins coach is a polished commentator for the Pac-12 Networks. For those who don't have DirecTV, he is funny and insightful. Musically, though, he still has a ways to go. He popped up on the "Dan Patrick Show" this week to sing "The Ballad of Johnny Manziel ," borrowing the tune from Marty Robbins' "El Paso. " It's not a hit. “Flattening out the Tide” could have used some work.
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February 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Switzer isn't too fond of Johnny Manziel as a person. To say the least. The former coach with three national championships and one Super Bowl victory to his credit had this to say about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M on CBS Sports 920 in St. Louis on Wednesday: "I don't like his antics. He's an arrogant little [expletive], I've said that and I'll say it again. You know, he's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program, he's embarrassed his coaches and they'll all have to defend him because they've got to coach him. " But that's only half the story.
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September 3, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Well, it looks as if Johnny Manziel will continue to do his talking on the field. And think of how many more unsportsmanlike conduct penalties that could mean. Texas A&M refused to make Manziel available for Tuesday's media conference, three days after Manziel was not made postgame available after the Aggies' win over Rice. Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin said Manziel would be made available , he just didn't say when. "It's not just my decision in what goes on with that," Sumlin said.
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April 6, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said Sunday that unionizing students is a “ridiculous idea” to solving the problems of intercollegiate athletics. “It would blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics,” Emmert said during a morning press conference at AT&T Stadium. “There are some people who think that might be fine. I don't think that represents the views of anybody up here right now.” Northwestern football players recently received regional clearance from the National Labor Relations Board to unionize as they seek more benefits for student athletes.
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April 5, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
What a difference a (pro) day makes. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout that NFL scouts traditionally expect to be polished and seamless. Manziel is the top pick in this mock draft, and Bridgewater tumbles out of the first round. That's based not only on the players' pro day performances, but also on the seismic shift of free agency, in which teams such as Oakland and Tampa Bay addressed (at least for the time being)
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April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said "people won't accept" Heisman Trophy winner and potential first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel because he has "ghetto tendencies. " Wanna know how I know that? Because Prime Time said so himself. That's why I put the words in between quotation marks. Because he actually said them. That's how it works. And since it's a real quote, there is actual audio of Sanders saying, "See, the reason people don't want to accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies," earlier this week on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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March 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Johnny Manziel knows how to put on a show. He wore a helmet and shoulder pads for his pro day Thursday at Texas A&M, something not usually done. The former Aggies quarterback enacted a pistol shoot to celebrate a long completion. He had his personal training coach chase him around with a broom to imitate the long arms of a defender. But most of all, Johnny Football showed off his quarterbacking skills. "My main thing was, I am not scared of anything. I don't play that way on the field," Manziel told NFL Network after the workout.
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March 20, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Johnny Manziel threw for 7,820 yards with 63 touchdowns and 22 interceptions and rushed for 2,169 yards with 30 more touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback at Texas A&M. He also won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman and was a finalist for the award last year. Now that's a guy who has all the makings of an NFL bust. That's what ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge said of Manziel on Wednesday, saying that drafting the former Aggies QB would be "a big, big risk.
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March 2, 2014 | Sam Farmer
The NFL might be a quarterback league, but that wasn't reflected in last year's draft. Only one quarterback was selected in the first round - EJ Manuel, picked 16th by Buffalo - and one each in the next two rounds. This year should be a return to the familiar, as the draft is rich with quarterback prospects. This mock draft projects three quarterbacks will be taken in the first five picks May 8, and five in the entire first round. The wild card is Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, who could be the No. 1 overall pick of Houston, or conceivably could tumble all the way out of the first round.
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February 22, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
John Elway apologized and said he didn't mean it, but when he opined Friday that Johnny Manziel "is a great little player," the size issue came to the forefront again at the NFL draft combine. The Hall of Fame quarterback and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations as well as general manager, chuckled after his sizable slip of the lip. "I think he's a great little player," Elway said Friday when asked his opinion of Manziel, who measured 5-foot-11¾ inches and weighed 210 pounds, nearly 15 more than when he played at Texas A&M. "I don't say 'little,' I shouldn't say 'little.' I'm sorry.
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July 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel wasn't fulfilling some of his obligations as a counselor and coach at the Manning family football camp over the weekend and subsequently left a day early. The words " partying " and " hangover " are being tossed around quite a bit on the Internet in relation to the Texas A&M quarterback's early departure, but the camp run in New Orleans by former Saints quarterback Archie Manning and his two NFL QB sons, Peyton and Eli, used a much less controversial word in its official explanation: illness.
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February 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer might want to stop talking about quarterback prospects. Or maybe he should just stop talking. After describing former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL prospect Johnny Manziel as an embarrassment to himself, his teammates and coaches on Wednesday, Switzer said Thursday during a radio interview with WNSR in Nashville that he would consider him a worthy draft selection. "I've said some negative things about him but at the same time I've said some very positive things about him. I love his ability; Johnny can play.
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February 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Switzer isn't too fond of Johnny Manziel as a person. To say the least. The former coach with three national championships and one Super Bowl victory to his credit had this to say about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M on CBS Sports 920 in St. Louis on Wednesday: "I don't like his antics. He's an arrogant little [expletive], I've said that and I'll say it again. You know, he's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program, he's embarrassed his coaches and they'll all have to defend him because they've got to coach him. " But that's only half the story.
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