Contact Us

Texas A&M Wants the Focus on Football

Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Texas A&M plays Rice this Saturday in the season opener, and the school released a statement this week saying that’s where the focus is – on football, and not on things happening off the field with quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The Heisman winner is accused of signing pieces of memorabilia for cash, and NCAA rules state only the school – not the player – can profit from autographs.

A&M said in a statement from the athletic director:  ”The focus of our coaches and student-athletes is solely on preparing for Rice this Saturday, and in the best interests of Texas A&M and the 100-plus student-athletes on the team, I have instructed Coach Sumlin, his staff and our student-athletes to refrain from commenting on or answering questions regarding the status of our starting quarterback, Johnny Manziel.”

Manziel spent several hours on Sunday meeting with the NCAA about the accusations that he was given a 5-figure flat fee in exchange for signing hundreds of items.

On the field, the Aggies and Rice Owls will kick off the new season Saturday, and fans will just want to see some of the touchdowns, and escapes from the pocket that Manziel has become known for.  Some analysts say Manziel will likely declare for the NFL draft after the season is over.

 

More From Kicks 105

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kicks105.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KICKS 105 THE COUNTRY LEADER quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KICKS 105 THE COUNTRY LEADER quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!