If there was no electronic transfers, Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel should be alright in his NCAA investigation.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting that Manziel was allegedly paid $7,500 for 300 autographs.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 6, 2013
The broker involved claims he has video of Manziel, and that Johnny Football was going to use the cash for some new rims.
On the videos, which the broker said were recorded without Manziel’s knowledge, ESPN heard Manziel say “you never did a signing with me” and that if the broker were to tell anyone, he would refuse to deal with him again in the future. Manziel, who appeared comfortable throughout the video recordings, also said if asked, he would say he had simply been approached by various autograph seekers. At one point, ESPN heard a broker ask Manziel if he would take additional cash to sign with special inscriptions, but Manziel declined, indicating he had done that before and it led to questions. The video does not show Manziel accepting cash, which the broker alleges happened three times. The broker told ESPN Manziel said he wanted money for new rims for his vehicle.