NCAA Questions Johnny Manziel on Investigation

Johnny Manziel, the starting quarterback for Texas A&M, met with NCAA investigators on Sunday to discuss his involvement in allegedly obtaining money in exchange for autographs. The meeting lasted for about 6 hours, according to a source as reported by  ESPN.

In this meeting Manziel apparently denied ever  taking money  from brokers in exchange for autographs. It has yet to be seen if this meeting between the two parties was satisfactory enough for the NCAA, regarding to whether or not a decision will be made by them of a punishment for Manziel.

However according to ESPN, the school itself would have to make a decision as to whether or not to start Manziel before kickoff of Texas A&M’s opening game this Saturday against Rice University, if a decision by the NCAA has not been handed down before then. This investigation has also left many questions as to what Texas A&M will have to do if they are faced with a suspended Manziel, who would be ineligible to play. Texas A&M officials have not made any comments as to what they would do in such a scenario and are seeming to  treating Manziel as a starter despite the ongoing investigation, according to Sports Illustrated.

It will be interesting to see what the NCAA decides to do in this investigation, based on the information and evidence that they have gathered, and whether or not Johnny Manziel will be eligible to play this upcoming season, especially with the opening game right around the corner.


3 thoughts on “NCAA Questions Johnny Manziel on Investigation

  1. theshandacrowe

    I think you did a good job of relating the news and the possible implications of the meeting. You also credited your sources appropriately. The first sentence tells the reader the main take away–that the meeting took place–but the potential outcomes should appear higher in the story. Why do we care that they met? Overall, the piece was well-written, but you have a few comma splices and typos such as “are seeming to treating” in the third graph.

  2. jfedich

    This article was well-written, factual, and it shows that you researched the topic. However, I found it a bit boring because you leave the reader with too many questions of what if. I specifically don’t love the words “allegedly”, “apparently”, and “seeming.” I want to read more concreteness in an article, and I think you could fix this by focusing more on what has already happened to Manziel leading up to this. You could also focus on the real possibilities if he was to be suspended a whole season or not at all (or a half game, which is practically the same thing). Making your blog less like a news report and more of your take on the factual evidence you have read from various sources will make your blog more fun to read.


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