College Footballers Rewarded For Honesty Caught On Camera

College Footballers Rewarded For Honesty Caught On CameraFour football players from William Paterson University went shopping at a general store in Wayne, N.J., on Sunday afternoon. After spending several minutes trying to locate the store clerk, two of the players who needed sunglasses and batteries were captured on store security cameras leaving money at the register.

‘Who does that?’

Buddy’s Small Lots store manager, Marci Lederman, was taken by their honesty.

“They picked up a few items, and they left cash on the counter and waved to the cameras,” Lederman told Yahoo News. “Who does that?”

Thomas James, Kell’E Gallimore, Jelani Bruce and Anthony Biondi do that. As it turns out, the players had unknowingly entered a closed store. Lederman said a lock on the front door had malfunctioned and a half-lit store made it look like Buddy’s was open. Police phoned her to say an alarm had been tripped, but she found nothing amiss.


‘Good example’

Lederman was so impressed that she called a local TV station to share the surveillance video, which helped her identify the four young men. On Tuesday, she rewarded each of them with $50 shopping sprees.

“For me it’s the total product,” Coach Flora said. “I’m looking for guys that will come in, be here for four years, learn, develop, graduate, become good alums, give back to the university, give back to the program and along the way hopefully have some fun and set a good example.”

How many people you know are capable of that level of honesty? Feel free to share your thoughts regarding this rare good news from the sports world!

Source: Jason Sickles | Yahoo! News

Image: ABC News

Johnny Manziel Suspended For Half-Game Opener

Johnny Manziel Suspended For Half-Game OpenerJohnny Manziel has been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opener against Rice for his involvement in an autograph scandal.

‘Secondary violation’

According to TexasAgs.com’s Billy Liucci, Manziel violated secondary violation bylaw 12.5.2.2 which is called “Use of a Student-Athlete’s Name or Picture Without Knowledge or Permission”.

ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” first discovered that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner had reportedly agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for payment during a trip to Miami in January to view the BCS National Championship Game.

As per ESPN, Manziel allegedly inked his signature on various items—ranging from photographs to football helmets—after meeting with autograph broker Drew Tieman and was given a flat-rate payment said to be worth somewhere around five figures in exchange for the autographs.


‘Vaulted into the spotlight’

Johnny Football directly helped score a ridiculous 47 touchdowns in 2012, and none of the backups on the roster project to have anywhere near the same impact as the sophomore signal-caller.

This suspension caps off a tough offseason for Manziel, who has struggled to deal with his newfound celebrity. After winning the Heisman Trophy last season, he was vaulted into the spotlight and has stayed there.

Do you approve of the half-game suspension of Johnny Manziel? Do you think this suspension will propel him to be a better football player when he comes back?

Source: Alex Kay | Bleacher Report

Image: CBS Sports