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

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Former Mr. Universe Turns 100

He doesn’t drink or smoke, and centenarian Manohar Aich credits his longevity to a healthy lifestyle in which he minimizes stress and focuses on happiness.

Aich won the Mr. Universe international bodybuilding championship in 1952. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday surrounded by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Kolkata, an eastern city in India.

Standing just 4 feet, 11 inches tall, Aich earned the nickname “Pocket Hercules,” the Associated Press said in a report. His lifestyle and a simple diet of milk, fruits and vegetables along with rice, lentils and fish have kept him healthy, the bodybuilding trainer told the AP.


Aich turned to bodybuilding while he was imprisoned in the 1940s for opposing Britain’s continued colonial rule of India. When he was released, he went on to compete as a bodybuilder, earning success in international competition that culminated with his taking the Mr. Universe title.

While his wife took care of their children, Aich traveled, competed and made a living. On his return to India, he trained future bodybuilding champions. He has led a fulfilled life, but Aich regrets never having met his fellow Mr. Universe, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s seen many of the Governator’s films, though.

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Free Republic