Congratulations to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel for becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in the 78 years the award has been given to the nation’s top college player. No doubt he deserved it given his gaudy numbers and the way he led his team to a huge upset over then-unbeaten Alabama.
The downside for Manziel: he is a football player, not a collegiate golfer or boxer, or whatever. Thus, while 15-year old Michele Wie turned pro at 15, Manziel cannot be eligible to play in the NFL for two more years. So while Wie made a fortune from endorsements, Manziel can earn nothing.