Texas A&M questions Manziel reporting

August, 22, 2013
Texas A&M chancellor John Sharpe called into question ESPN's reporting of Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel being paid for autographs in an email to the school community Wednesday.

An ESPN spokesman issued a statement Thursday, saying: "We stand by our reporting."

On Aug. 4, ESPN's Outside the Lines first reported the NCAA was investigating whether Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs on photos and sports memorabilia in January. In that report, two sources said Manziel agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the BCS National Championship Game.

Read the rest of the story here.



Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.

Three Aggies Arrested After Traffic Stop
Chris Low discusses the offseason trouble being encountered by Texas A&M football players, including the recent arrests of Howard Matthews, Edward Pope, and Gavin Stansbury.Tags: Texas A&M, Howard Matthews, Edward Pope, Gavin Stansbury, Chris Low, arrest