A Drew Tieman posed for picture with Manti Te’o, was busted for marijuana possession
The NCAA reportedly is investigating Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel for allegedly getting paid to sign autographs in January. Manziel reportedly received a flat five-figure payment from memorabilia broker Drew Tieman, whom the quarterback met at the airport in Fort Lauderdale upon arriving in Florida to attend the BCS National Championship Game.
There are currently few details available on Tieman.
We were able to locate a Drew Tieman on Facebook, though the person’s page has now been deleted. On January 3, that Tieman shared a photo on Facebook of himself posing for a picture with former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o in Fort Lauderdale:
The same Drew Tieman who shared the above photo on Facebook appears to be the same Drew Tieman who was booked on Dec. 17, 2009 in Miami for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. The Drew Tieman who was booked in Dec. 2009 was charged with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
There is another Drew Tieman mug shot online that seems to match the 2009 one. That booking page says Tieman was on four years of probation for possession of over 20 grams of marijuana in February 2010.
Below are three photos Drew Tieman photos. The ones on the ends appeared on Drew Tieman’s Facebook, while the middle is a mug shot belonging to a Drew Tieman.
It looks like the same guy in all three photos.
A South Florida Sun Sentinel reporter says Tieman has turned off his voicemail.
Since the Tieman that shared the Te’o photo deactivated his Facebook, we cannot view it, but here is a cached image of it. That Drew Tieman lists former Miami Hurricane football players Sinorice Moss and Kenny Phillips as two of his favorite athletes. Some of his “likes” include “NBA on TNT,” Miami Dolphins, Shaq, Drake, and “Tebow crying.” He also likes “SportsCenter,” so it’s obvious this guy is a sports fan. Some of his favorite TV shows and movies are all mob/drug dealer related, like “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Scarface,” and “Goodfellas.”