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.