Broker says Manziel was paid $7,500
August, 6, 2013
By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com
An East Coast autograph broker told ESPN on Tuesday that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid $7,500 for signing approximately 300 mini- and full-sized helmets while he was attending the Walter Camp Football Foundation event back in January.
Here's a little from our newser:
"The broker played two cell phone videos for ESPN showing Manziel signing white Texas A&M helmets and footballs laid out on a bed in a hotel room. The video does not show Manziel accepting any money.
The broker said the room was at The Omni in New Haven, Conn., during the Camp event. He said the signing took place at three different times on Jan. 11-12, totaling about an hour.
The broker said the videos, approximately nine minutes in length in total, were initially shot only to be used as proof with authenticating company PSA/DNA."
ESPN heard on the videos, which the broker said were recorded without the quarterback's knowledge, Manziel say "you never did a signing with me" and that if the broker told anyone, he wouldn't deal with him again. ESPN also heard a broker ask Manziel if he would take additional cash for the signings, but Manziel declined and indicated he had done that before, but that it had led to questions.
The videos don't show Manziel accepting any cash, but the broker alleged it happened three times. The broker also said he doesn't plan on cooperating with the NCAA as it conducts its investigation on Manziel.
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