COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman sat down with Johnny Manziel's parents recently and discussed the star quarterback's new title.
“I told them he's no longer a freshman, and he's no longer a sophomore, junior or senior,” Hyman said Sunday. “He is a 'Heisman.'”
After the Kerrville Tivy-ex won the Heisman Trophy on Dec. 8, he became a target of the gossip website TMZ.com, which released pictures of Manziel partying at a Dallas bar. His parents were present, the site later reported, and no one saw the 20-year-old drink.
The night before, Manziel had posted a picture (later removed) of himself on Twitter fanning cash in an Oklahoma casino. NCAA spokesman Stacey Osburn said in response to the photo, “NCAA rules state that you cannot gamble on sports, but that's the extent of it.”