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Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel Kicked Out of Manning Passing Academy for Excessive Partying: Report

July 14th, 2013 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

For many college quarterbacks, an invite to the Manning Passing Academy is a great honor and an opportunity to work with three of the best: Archie Manning, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. But for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the invite was apparently looked at as an opportunity to party it up in the offseason.

That came back to bite him in the rear-end however, as Manziel was sent home on Saturday (by Archie himself) after boozing it up and sleeping through meetings.

In an effort to protect his image, representatives at the camp told the media he was "sick" and subsequently left the camp as a result, but sources informed YardBarker that was not the case at all. Rather, Manziel was allegedly out late Friday night and didn't roll back in until around noon the next day. He was almost immediately sent home and failed to participate in pre-scheduled “Air It Out” competition.

Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, is no stranger to controversy. Already this summer there have been reports about him wanting to leave Texas A&M, as well as the photos he posted of himself on Twitter with a large sum of money as a casino. Even after being kicked out of the Manning Passing Academy, he apparently returned to College Station for a night out on the town.

Perhaps more than any of those things, NFL scouts will focus on him being kicked out of the Manning Passing Academy.

Photo credit: Texas Governor Rick Perry / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

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4 Responses to “Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel Kicked Out of Manning Passing Academy for Excessive Partying: Report”

  1.  Dirt says:

    @TeamVic: My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize, that’s why I deleted it. I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress. I never have and never will advocate violence under any circumstances and I pray that we all encourage and educate each other. The death of Trayvon Martin is an unthinkable tragedy that is any parent’s worst nightmare. As a father, I want my daughter to grow up in a country that uses this tragedy to heal and grow and progress. My prayers continue to go out to Trayvon Martin’s family.

  2.  William says:

    In an NFL society of hubris,ego and giving stock answers that are far from reality, enjoy for a moment the pure “truth” coming from an athlete regarding how he blew his money. No blaming others,just taking responsibility for his own doing. Will other players use this as a wake up, I doubt it.

    When Antonio Cromartie entered the NFL as the Chargers’ first-round draft pick in 2006, he signed a five-year, $13.5 million contract. And he blew almost all of that.

    Cromartie said on NFL Network that when he looks back at the way he spent in his first few years in the league, he shakes his head at how irresponsible he was.

    “I didn’t have no responsibility,” Cromartie said. “I spent $10,000 one weekend, I spent $10,000 the next weekend.”

    And those $10,000 weekends weren’t even Cromartie’s biggest expense.

    “I wasted $5 million in my first three seasons,” Cromartie said. “I had two Dodge Chargers, two Escalades, two BMWs. My first three years, I probably spent, probably, $5 million. And I don’t have nothing to show for it at all.”

    Cromartie prioritized spending on weekend partying and cars over taking care of his children, and so by the time he got traded to the Jets in 2010, he was so far behind on child support that the Jets gave him a $500,000 salary advance just so he could make up all his back payments.

    The good news is that Cromartie saw the error of his ways before his career ended, and he now says he’s spending and saving his money wisely, while also talking to younger players about the need to be financially responsible. Here’s hoping that if any Jets veterans tell the rookies that they’re required to pay for expensive nights out, Cromartie is speaking up and telling his young teammates to save their money.

  3.  Krow says:

    Johnny Manziel is the reincarnation of Ryan Leaf. I pity the team that drops the high #1 on this turd. Here’s hoping the Cowboys sell the farm for him.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      A lot of teams will pass him up and then someone will reach for “value” thinking they can handle this idiot. So, just maybe, it could be the Cowboys. That would be great. By the way, I think Leaf had more talent than does this kid.

      And good for Archie adhering to some basic standards.

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