Johnny Manziel Sent Home Early From Manning Camp

Johnny Manziel Sent Home Early From Manning CampTexas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner but he couldn’t make it through the 2013 Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La., as he was reportedly sent home due to illness, according to Chris Mortensen of

‘Feeling ill’

Many of the best quarterbacks that college football has to offer were in Thibodaux for the camp, run by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and their father, Archie Manning. Manziel, however, didn’t complete the camp.

Manziel reportedly missed some assigned meetings and practice sessions as a college coach and counselor. According to Mortensen, the Manning Academy released a statement explaining the situation:

Johnny Manziel did participate in some activities in the 2013 Manning Passing Academy as a college counselor/coach. After missing and being late for practice assignments, Johnny explained that he had been feeling ill. Consequently, we agreed that it was in everyone’s best interest for him to go home a day early.

‘Negative stories’

This statement comes on the heels of rumors that Manziel was actually sent home for staying out late the night before and showing up tardy to practice sessions. According to Northwestern State Demons play-by-play announcer and CBS Sports personality Patrick Netherton, the rumors appear to have some credibility, although Manning Academy officials have since denied them.

There is no question that Manziel is one of the most talented college football players in recent memory, but his reputation has taken serious hits as negative stories have surfaced.

Do you think Johnny Manziel was sent home early from the Manning Camp because of illness? Or was it something else?

Source: Mike Chiari | Bleacher Report

Image: NY Daily News

Peyton Manning Pranks Teammate With Fake Training Bill

Peyton Manning Pranks Teammate With Fake Training BillPeyton Manning, Eric Decker and other members of the Denver Broncos football team came to Duke University in Durham, N.C. Wednesday to do a little offseason training. The trip concluded with a dinner among teammates, where Manning handed Decker a fake invoice for over $3,000 in fees from the Duke facilities.

‘Play along’

Peyton printed the truth of the situation on other notes so the other players at dinner would “play along.”

After presumably staring in disbelief at the invoice for a good minute or so, Decker figured out the ruse and tweeted out a picture of the rather official-looking fake invoice.

‘Ridiculous tax rate’

While the officious-looking bill first appears to be legit, apparently it’s been a while since Manning has done addition away from his 10 fingers. The miscalculated subtotal amount tallied on the right gives the prank away, as the amount for services rendered before tax adds up to $100 less than it should.

Decker admitted he never noticed the mistake while studying the bill, saying he was thrown off by the ridiculous tax rate and absurd facility fees. Luckily for Decker, the imaginary bill was just Peyton’s way of ending training on a humorous note.

What can you say about Peyton Manning’s ridiculous prank? Yay or nay?

Source: Dan Carson, Bleacher Report

Image: Black Sports Online