Texas A&M met with Johnny Manziel and his parents about post-Heisman behavior

johnny manziel cashJohnny Manziel has gone from a relatively unknown college football player to a celebrity athlete in a matter of months. His legend grew after he helped Texas A&M beat national champion Alabama at Tuscaloosa in November, and his celebrity status was cemented after he won the Heisman Trophy in December. With the increased fame has come increased scrutiny. Manziel has made headlines for going clubbing after winning his Heisman, sitting courtside at a Mavericks-Heat NBA game, and flashing cash inside an Oklahoma casino. Though Manziel may not have broken any rules in those instances, he may have generated unwanted attention that Texas A&M would like him to avoid.

Texas A&M’s athletic director met with Manziel and his parents to talk about how to best handle his new fame.

“I told them he’s no longer a freshman, and he’s no longer a sophomore, junior or senior. He is a ‘Heisman,'” athletic director Eric Hyman told the San Antonio Express-News on Sunday.

Hyman stressed how life-changing it is to be a Heisman Trophy winner.

“It’s (about) education, and we’ve got to help the family and Johnny with the transition into being a Heisman award winner,” Hyman said. “There are things you have to learn, and we have to help him with that.”

“That’s a special fraternity, but you also have to understand (Manziel) is 20 years old,” Hyman said. “It’s a tremendous responsibility — but it is a responsibility.”

Does this mean all the fun is gone now that Manziel’s had a meeting inside the principal’s office? Let’s hope not. He has been one of the most entertaining athletes over the past few months. Unfortunately, this sounds a heck of a lot like when the Patriots told Rob Gronkowksi that the “summer of Gronk” was over.

Helmet smack to Game On!

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  • sooner1mike

    One year wonder, Guaranteed.

  • sooner1mike

    One Year WONDER. Guaranteed………….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TWJVXFSFH3M3XYXFTCWIXSSJXE Josh

    Yes…He is 20 years old.  But he is not a child.  He is a GROWN MAN!!!  I’m tired of college football players being referred to as kids.  Anywhere else in the world they would be considered grown men and would be treated as such.  The rest of the world needs to see that too!!!

  • Fred Burgess

    He will have a huge target on his back and every Defensive Coordinator will do everything to shut him down. He played his hand, so now he will deal with the consequences. 

  • http://www.defeatobama.com DefeatObama.com

    Man people need to lighten up.

  • Louis Walker

    Hold that thought–especially if we play you again.  It’ll be A&M 41-13 again–by the half this time.  

  • Louis Walker

    Exactly what we Aggie fans think.  We’re hoping Sumlin jerks a knot in him so he’ll appreciate the opportunity he has, how rare it is, and how closely he had to safeguard it.  He can either be another Manning-class QB in the pros or another Maurice Clarett.  It’s up to him.  

  • Louis Walker

    I guess I wasn’t aware that winning the Heisman was “playing his hand”.  Personally, I hope he “plays his hand” a couple more times.

  • Louis Walker

    “Lightening up” is one thing, letting Manziel run amok with his new-found fame until he really screws up, blows his career and ends up back in Kerrville asking people if they “want fries with that” is something else entirely.  A little maturity can go a long way.

  • kevin rockster

    The Heisman voting committee were idiots to award such a prestigious award to a freshman – an immature one at that. They should have given him another season or 2 to see how he grew [up]. 

  • LAFNatU

    I do not see what all the fuss is about. He celebrated a BOWL win and went to a casino. If that is runnung amuck then maybe no one should touch a liquor bottle or go to a casino for the rest of their lives. You are not his mommy or his daddy so you do not get to tell him what to do. NONE of you own him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UYFWB5OT4DKRGKSZLYB45DGIIQ Cesspool

    Dude did you see him torch the Sooners?  

  • Barakoboi

    His head is just getting bigger….humility is gone in today’s sports, what you guys expect?  

  • donald DUKES

    hater do somthing with your life

  • http://www.facebook.com/ksosza Kasier Sosza

    Question: who was a better player than him this year? I’m not an A&M fan, but he was the best player in the NCAA (4600 yards, nuff’ said). Please, if you feel that awards need to be a social commentary, come up with one of your own and see if you can get it handed out on ESPN. He was the best player and the Heisman is supposed to go to the best.

    As for immature, I’m sure that no college kids have ever gone clubbing, to an NBA basketball game, or hung out in a casino before. Unwad your panties.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ksosza Kasier Sosza

    Yeah, because no Defensive Coordinators knew who he was until they handed him the award.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ksosza Kasier Sosza

    What exactly has he done that shows a lack of humility? Going clubbing while in college. Going to a basketball game? Going to a casino? Are you serious? Perhaps you can get the abbot to let you out of the monastary for a little while so you can enjoy life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.morris.1297 Mitchell Morris

    Talk, talk, talk.   Johnny will embarrass offenses in ways you have never seen next year.  The hate is poor camouflage for your fear of the inevitable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.morris.1297 Mitchell Morris


  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.morris.1297 Mitchell Morris

     Call that a defense Mike. Bob should chew your ass out like he did his brother. Pathetic whiner

  • http://www.facebook.com/frances.mitchell.3994 Frances Mitchell


  • http://twitter.com/Hosscat1962 Lin Fink

    Like Ricky Williams from tu was such a great role model AFTER he left school and went into the NFL…Leave it alone. 

  • http://twitter.com/Hosscat1962 Lin Fink

    You are a clueless one, Mr Sooner. He was the best player in the nation, bar none, and no other was even close. Whether a freshman or senior, he dominated and you of all people should no know that. Next year is a different season and you never know what might 2013 will hold. Leave it at that…

  • http://twitter.com/HornsFan12 Jimmy Walker

    Johnny jailbird,works for me, he is so immature!!!!

  • waldo49ers

    this guy is giving a bad name to the school, casinos are 21 that I work with. and next drunk driving , hes already a ass

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-Harper/100001828944636 Jimmy Harper

     A persons brain isn’t fully developed until 25 just saying

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Weninger/17027594 Tyler Weninger

    Oklahoma casino’s are 18. The dude is 20. When I was 20 I was going to the bars and spent certain paychecks on black on the roulette table. Who cares? The man can do what he wants. He’s a college student who just happens to be in the national spotlight. Until his ability to throw a pass or run for a first down becomes impaired by his love for life outside of football, all of you should calm down and give the guy a break. He’s in college. Let him act like it.

    As for him flashing money around? He must have won big at the casino, because he sure as hell wasn’t given any of that money from anyone else. Congrats to the man, he beat the odds at a casino and flashed his money. Hell, if I won more then a few hundred I was telling everyone and their dog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001976357110 Tiim Morton

    Better be concerned with your own team and predictable Poop brothers..
    That idiot Mike stoops was comical being abused against Texas AM
    i thought for sure he would have a coronary by games end!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYZ5NCSAHNV4J7OFLZZBGR3A4U Mark

    Can’t wait to see Bama kick his ass next season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chase.walsh.54 Chase Walsh

    Matt Leinert 2.0

  • Louis Walker

    Ooooooh, an unhappy Longhorn.  Just think how unhappy you’d be if we were still in the Big 12 and OU wasn’t the only team to stomp you into a mudhole.  

  • Louis Walker

    Got news for you, Jimmy–I’ve got two “kids” in their 30’s and I STILL don’t think their brains are fully developed–or likely ever will be.  

  • Louis Walker

    And a “mature” Reggie Bush was such a role model as well…the only player to ever have his Heisman vacated, and it took him a year later to have the simple integrity to return it.  Yeah, nothing like “maturity”, huh?

  • Louis Walker

    As big an A&M fan as I am and as much as I admire Manziel, he IS immature.  He also needs to remember that he represents his teammates, his coaches, the university, his family and himself–in that order.  He comes last when it involves his off-the-field behavior.  If he keeps acting out, he risks getting in the kind of trouble that will derail his career in a heartbeat.  The AD and A&M have every right to dictate his behavior, just as the NFL includes a morals clause in all their contracts.  Going pro won’t stop the press from examining everything he does with a microscope.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VU6P5A7JUHGR6GIVBMOZL2HCD4 Chad

    Really?  only time will tell, but he had Bama lost and confused, unlike Notre Dame or any other Bama opponent.  I guess Laundry Jones is the real thing too right?  Oops, another disappointing year for a Sooner QB.

  • Louis Walker

    And you’re an uninformed dimwit.  He was never arrested or charged with DUI (you might want to Google before you spout off), the casino he was in legally admits 20 year olds, the “money” he was flashing was fake and the photo posed, the only knock on him so far is a posed photo holding—not drinking–a glass of champagne following the Cotton Bowl blowout of OU.  We’re as concerned about his behavior as anyone and want him to show more judgment and maturity, but he’s far from an “ass”.  I suspect if you think he’s an ass now you’ll be turning hypocritical cartwheels if he gets drafted by the 49ers.  NOW who’s an ass?

  • Louis Walker

    Welcome to College Station, Mark.  Ya’ll come on over, now, ya hear?  We’ll show ya a REAL good time.  For the classy Bama fans–of which there are many despite you–a sincere welcome for your first visit to a new SEC brother.  We were pulling for you this year and wish you the best next year–after you play us, of course.  

  • Louis Walker

    You wish.

  • Louis Walker

    The last I checked the Heisman was awarded to the year’s best player, period.  It’s not a lifetime achievement award, doesn’t have squat to do with a player’s level of “maturity”, and definitely was awarded to the most accomplished and electrifying player of the season.  I assume YOUR favorite lost?

  • http://www.facebook.com/allen.e.anderson Allen E Anderson

     I think they did the right thing to meet with him and his parents better to do it before he gets into serious problems then afterwards. Yes he is a adult now but he is also a very young man in a world with a lot of temptations out there  If he is wise he will listen to u officials,. his parents ,and others and, behave like a gentleman and he will go far in life

  • Jonny Rock

    This is one reason why a freshman should not be given the Heisman. He deserved it an there is no argument in that, but it is a huge distraction for him and his team. And it may be his downfall.  JM needs to be careful,  he needs to remember  all eyes are upon him now and waiting for him to screw up, and there will be plenty of people who will aid him in that area. 
    As far as next year, it is all a crap shoot.JM was good this year, darn good and no one can dispute that. However teams will be ready for him this year having a full season of tape to watch and dissect his flaws…Game on!!!

  • tpdlt33

    he is a white “scam” newton.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UK3UM4LIIMCMGKFLKDHKFR3VWU Noneofyourbusiness

    Hate all you want, but I don’t think the young man is disappearing. I’m a Longhorn, but
    I acknowledge that Johnny has the chops to play.

    Personally think that  A&M should shut up if he’s not breaking laws.

  • tpdlt33

    HUMILITY !!  Class is shown on and off the field.  Bear Bryant use to say when you score, “act like you been there before.”  Why point to yourself as if to say look at me.  HUMILITY … the characteristic of a real man and real winner.

  • rdc1974

    Johnny M. is just a kid for gods sake give him a break. He will mature in time like everyone else does. I know this is off topic but i have a feeling  Logan Thomas at Virginia Tech is going to have a break out year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.morrow.77 Tim Morrow

     Thank you Louis and don’t pay too much attention to Mark…I’m sure next years game will be a top notch affair and a hell of a game between 2 1st class teams and 1st class organizations…looking forward to it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.morrow.77 Tim Morrow

    I think a lot of you are really giving the young man way too much grief…He earned his Heisman and will definitely be a factor in the Heisman as long as he plays college ball…He took a few pictures and went to a few places that are perfectly acceptable and legal for any 20 year old…why should he be made an example of?

  • waldo49ers

    I care there will be more trouble with the big head he is carrying this just the start of a bum, and it will happen again but the school wwill cover it up like all the things that go on in the NCAA, Thats your problem you bum Subject: [larrybrownsports] Re: Texas A& M met with Johnny Manziel and his parents about post-Heisman behavior

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.morris.1297 Mitchell Morris

    The only difference between Manziel and most other Heisman winners is that Manziel has a Twitter account.

  • StillAmused

    Run Amok? What is it with you sanctimonious know it alls. Are you so anal retentive that you can’t get by with managing your own (much less successful) life? This kid has NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG! He was photographed with a wad of FAKE money, he went to a basketball game, where, because of his celebrity, he was feted with other celebrities. The venom you are spewing smacks of the jealousies of an insignificant person who has no accomplishments of his own, so he lashes out at those who have. Why don’t you look at your own life through your hypercritical lenses and try to determine why you are so unhappy.