Johnny Manziel hurts left knee against Ole Miss (GIF)

Johnny Manziel briefly left Texas A&M’s game with Ole Miss on Saturday after appearing to hurt his left knee in the first quarter.

Manziel was scrambling to his left on a first and 10 play midway through the first quarter and threw an incomplete pass. He immediately went to the ground and grabbed his left knee and was helped off the field. A&M ran the ball the next two downs and then attempted a field goal that missed.

ESPN later reported that the team put a bigger softer brace on Manziel’s left knee and that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner told Kevin Sumlin he was OK to return to the game. ESPN also believes the knee Manziel grabbed was the same one he sprained last year against Missouri.

Manziel was back in the game on the team’s next possession, but not after giving his team a scare for a while.

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Johnny Manziel got OVO tattoo before he and Drake became friends

Johnny Manziel and Drake have been close friends since the two met several months ago — an event Manziel has referred to as the highlight of his offseason. Since the meeting, we have seen Drake shout out to Manziel on Twitter and Manziel frequently rocking “OVO” gear, which stands for October’s Very Own (Drake’s birthday month) and is essentially Drake’s brand.

More recently, we even noticed Manziel has “OVO” tattooed across his right wrist. According to Drake, that ink was there before he met the Texas A&M star.

“He actually got the OVO tattoo before we even met,” Drake said on ESPN’s First take on Tuesday. “He was that much of a supporter and a fan.”

Drake also spoke at length about how much of a great person Manziel is. Contrary to what many others may believe, Drake said he feels he is a positive influence on the 20-year-old Manziel’s life.

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Floyd Mayweather wins $200K betting on Johnny Manziel

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won $200,000 betting the first half line in the Texas A&M-SMU game on Saturday, and he shared the news with a fantastic tweet.

Mayweather posted his betting slip and noted that he was able to make money off Johnny Manziel’s brilliance, even though the Aggies QB cannot cash in on himself because of NCAA rules:

Floyd Mayweather moneyManziel went 14-of-21 for 244 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for 102 yards and a TD. A&M led 32-6 at halftime, easily covering the 17.5 point line.

A&M made hundreds of millions last year in fundraising thanks mostly to Manziel reviving the program, and you have people like Mayweather cashing big sports betting tickets thanks to the Heisman Trophy winner’s brilliance. Yet the kid gets investigated for making a few grand by signing autographs. Something ain’t right there.

Oh, and Mayweather shared a winning betting slip on Twitter? So what else is new. Wake me when he shares photos of the hundreds of thousands he also LOSES. Nobody wins all their bets. Well, nobody except Doc Brown.

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Many NFL teams reportedly consider Johnny Manziel to be ‘undraftable’

Johnny ManzielJohnny Manziel’s talent is undeniable. Texas A&M lost to Alabama on Saturday thanks in part to Manziel’s crucial interception in the end zone, but he managed to throw for 464 yards and five touchdowns against the two-time defending national champions. He also added 98 yards rushing. Oh yeah, and he became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy last season.

Despite all the aforementioned accolades, scouts have expressed skepticism over Manziel’s prospects as an NFL pro. One scout said he expects Manziel to be a “marginal pro” because NFL teams will make him throw more and will not be as susceptible to scrambling. According to SI.com’s Peter King, several NFL teams would not consider drafting Manziel because of his red flags off the field.

Manziel, in his third year of eligibility at Texas A&M, could declare for the 2014 draft if he wants to come out, which seems likely. (He can also stay in and play the 2014 college season, and 2015 as well.) But Manziel, to many teams right now, would be undraftable because they’re scared of his mood swings and off-field questions. But it only takes one team out of 32 to fall for him. And some team will, unless he self-destructs between today and draft day.

Manziel considers himself to be part of Drake’s Topszn Regime. For those of you who don’t know what that is, you can read an extensive explanation of it that LB wrote here. Johnny Football soaks up every bit of the spotlight off the field and does things like flashing his stacks of cash in the casino and enjoying a round of golf with the Jonas Brothers. Imagine what he’ll be like when he doesn’t have to worry about improper benefits?

Manziel should be a lock for the first round of the NFL Draft because of his uncanny athletic ability. However, you can’t help but wonder how high his stock would be if he wasn’t so obsessed with being a celebrity.

H/T Rotoworld

TJ Yeldon mocks Johnny Manziel hand gesture, does double throat slash (GIF)

TJ Yeldon Johnny Manziel hand gestureAlabama running back TJ Yeldon received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for mocking Johnny Manziel’s hand gesture and doing a double-throat slash after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the Crimson Tide’s game against Texas A&M on Saturday.

Yeldon polished off an impressive 11-play, 93-yard by the Tide with a 4-yard TD run into the end zone to make it 28-14. As soon as he got up, he mocked Manziel’s money gesture and did a double-throat slash. The act was noticed by the refs who penalized him, and it led to Nick Saban chewing him out on the sidelines.

Was it worth it, TJ? Probably.

By the way, if you’re curious about the meaning behind Johnny Manziel’s hand gesture, read this.

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The Johnny Manziel play against Alabama to end all plays (GIF)

Johnny Manziel may have thrown an interception in the end zone on Texas A&M’s fourth possession against Alabama on Saturday, but he managed to make an absolutely stunning play during the drive.

The Heisman Trophy winner had a 3rd and 8 situation at the Bama 34 and looked like he was going to be sacked for a loss by Bama DL Jeoffrey Pagan. Somehow he escaped and heaved the ball downfield, where Edward Pope made a 12-yard catch for the first down.

If that didn’t remind you of Eli Manning’s great escape against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, then I’m not sure what more you could want. What a play by Manziel, and how great was it that Gary Danielson called it a “signature play”?

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Johnny Manziel Kaepernicks with biceps kiss after touchdown


Johnny Manziel got off to a scorching start in Texas A&M’s big showdown against Alabama on Saturday afternoon. Instead of lighting the social media world on fire by throwing up the Topszn Regime hand gesture, he decided to go with a more traditional celebration after the Aggies took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Johnny went Kaepernicking.

Kissing your biceps muscle is nothing new for athletes, but San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made it popular last season by doing it over and over again. Manziel typically starts his own trends, but I’m sure Kaep doesn’t mind loaning him the move for the day.

Hey, at least Johnny Football wasn’t signing air autographs during the game. He’s already been there and done that.

UPDATE: Kaepernick found out about Manziel Kaepernicking and sent this tweet: