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When news broke eight days ago that reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel faces an NCAA investigation into whether he sold autographs, the college football world reacted with either confusion or outright skepticism. After all, the press had created an image of the Manziel family that suggested something out of TVs so rich, the thinking went, why would he stoop to selling autographs for pocket change?
Very interesting read. That's some family history!
You'll never achieve great things until you believe that's what's supposed to happen
Very interesting and explains a lot.
Still shocking that so many in the media continue to prop him up as a savior. Ultimately they will hurt their own cause due to attaching to Johnny.
Also not surprising at all that the "fortune" is fake.
One more thing, in wright Thompsons fluff piece he portrays Johnny's dad as this great dad trying to be the father his father wasnt. That might be true but being gone 5 to 6 days a week is a surprising revelation in terms of that aspect that brought quite a bit of media sympathy.
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Wow, that's a hell of a story. I see a Hollywood movie coming.
How quaint all those "but he just wants to be a normal 20 year-old!" posts, from just a month ago, seem now.
15 National Championships, 23 SEC Championships, NCAA Record 60 Postseason Bowl Appearances, NCAA Record 35 Bowl Victories
Quite a Soap Opera, indeed. I can understand the whole situation better now. Like grandfather, like father, like son, etc.
And I still contend this sordid tale will not lead to a good ending. Tragedy lies ahead. You can just see it coming. And it
appears to be coming very, very fast.......
Wow. keep digging....no telling what will be found. Curious how A&M feels about this spotlight and glory....
Also, it is now becoming more clear that the family may not actually have the means for Johnny to have been living the lifestyle he has been living. The notion that he is rich which is why he can have all of the things he has been getting seems to be losing its viability.
Already has. "O Brother Where Art Thou"
Wow-what jumps out to me is that it appears the major part of the oil money never made it to Johnny's Dad and that their is a generational continuation of lack of ethics at a minimum
"We don't talk about winning championships, we talk about being champions."
Nothing like dragging out someone's family's dirty laundry. LOL
Thought it was an interesting read although I'm sure the family doesn't appreciate all that stuff being out there.
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I wouldn't want it done on me either. I think we all have black sheep.
That's the thing about public records. They're public.
yeah, more interesting than indicting IMO
I think a TV "reality show" is more likely. What should be the title??? "Rooster Dynasty", "Breaking Kinda Bad", "Oil Isn't the Only Thing that's Slick". " Autograph Wars".
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Yes, it's certainly far from "Garth Brooks kind of money."
Well, now we know the truth at least. HIs Dad travels 3 hours each way to sell Hondas during the weekdays? Strange......
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