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 Football Being Investigated By NCAA Over Autographs

Johnny Football Being Investigated By NCAA Over AutographsThe NCAA has opened up an investigation into whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has violated its amateurism rules after the Heisman Trophy winner was reportedly paid for signing memorabilia in January.

‘Could be ruled ineligible’

According to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell and Justine Gubar, Manziel was paid a “five-figure flat fee” to sign hundreds of items during a session prior to this year’s BCS National Championship Game. Manziel, whose Texas A&M squad won the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma 41-13, was in Miami for the game as a spectator. ESPN is also reporting that many of the items Manziel signed were at the behest of autograph broker Drew Tieman.

If Manziel accepted money or gifts, both he and the Aggies could face punishment. If found in violation of NCAA rules, Manziel could be ruled ineligible for the 2013 season.


‘Heisman’

ESPN’s report claims Tieman has since been contacted by NCAA officials regarding the case. James Garland, the NCAA’s assistant director of enforcement, is investigating whether some items listed on eBay were linked to that session.

Manziel burst onto the scene last year, leading the Aggies to one of their finest seasons in school history. He passed for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns against nine interceptions, adding 1,410 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground. His all-around individual effort helped push Texas A&M to an 11-2 record, and Manziel became the first freshman in NCAA history to win the Heisman.

What do you think will be the result of the NCAA investigation? Should Johnny Manziel be sanctioned for this?

Source: Tyler Conway | Bleacher Report

Image: CBS Sports