Johnny Manziel reportedly out on Bourbon Street before Manning Academy departure
Rumors and Rants first reported about the Texas A&M quarterback being sent home from the camp at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., last Saturday. R&R reported that the Heisman Trophy winner showed up to the camp tardy on Saturday afternoon after being out partying the night before.
At SEC Media Day last week, Manziel denied that drinking and being hungover led to his early departure from the camp.
Rumors and Rants added to their initial report and now say that it was Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens, not Archie Manning, who was behind the decision to send Manziel home. Teevens was apparently peeved that Manziel missed or was late to every camp meeting. Rumors and Rants says Manziel lied to Archie about his whereabouts on Friday night and lied to his mother about why he was kicked out of the camp (he supposedly told her he overslept). They say he did not even spend the night in his room on campus, which is why Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, his roommate at the camp, did not have the opportunity to wake him up.
Though Manziel is getting a ton of negative publicity over this whole matter, he reportedly was great with the campers when he participated in camp activities. Furthermore, most of the counselors who attend the camp go partying at night, per R&R.
I guess the real lesson to learn here are that telling the truth is the best way to handle situations. I’m also kind of wondering where the pictures of Johnny Football out on Bourbon Street are. You figure they’d be out there if he were partying there on Friday night. Maybe a detail is off somewhere.