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Johnny Manziel reportedly pleads guilty to misdemeanor from 2012 arrest

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Johnny Manziel is recovering from “dehydration” and preparing for SEC Media Days. But first, he’s closing the door on his 2012 arrest.

The Eagle is reporting that Manziel pleaded guilty Monday morning for failing to identify himself to police following a fight he was involved in last June. The plea agreement for the misdemeanor charge called for Manziel to pay the maximum fine of $2,000, spend two days in jail and pay $232 in court costs. However, Manziel won’t see jail time because he briefly spent time behind bars after last year’s incident.

Manziel’s other misdemeanor charges of possessing a fake driver’s license and disorderly conduct were dismissed.

Manziel got into a fight last summer when, according to a police report, his friend used a racial slur toward a 47-year-old black man. More from the Eagle:

Police said the 47-year-old man said Manziel and his 20-year-old friend, who is white, were walking toward him when the friend pointed at him and used a racial slur. The 47-year-old became upset and confronted the 20-year-old, which is when the older man and Manziel began fighting, according to police reports.

A witness told police he heard the 20-year-old use the slur, and when the 47-year-old confronted him, Manziel stepped between the two and said his friend “had not meant to say the word and that he was taking him home,” according to police reports. The witness said the 47-year-old pushed against Manziel, who shoved him back, and then the fight began.

After breaking up the fight, police asked for Manziel’s ID. The then-redshirt freshman handed officers a Louisiana driver’s license with a Dec. 6, 1990 birthday. Officers did not believe Manziel was 21 and again asked his age. After Manziel gave two conflicting birth dates — one in 1990 and one in 1992 — police found two other licenses in Manziel’s wallet — one real and one fake — and identified Manziel as 19 years old.

Manziel is scheduled to appear at SEC Media Days at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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21 Responses to “Johnny Manziel reportedly pleads guilty to misdemeanor from 2012 arrest”
  1. 11thstreetmafia says: Jul 15, 2013 12:10 PM

    SEC! SEC! SEC!

  2. mauldawg says: Jul 15, 2013 12:22 PM

    False information to a police officer, in most states that itself is a felony. Just cant trust this kid. Recovering from “dehydration”. LOL This kid has a drinking problem. He will be in jail before to long. If he doesn’t get help he is in for a lot trouble.The more family and football staff cover for him the worse it will get.If winning games is more important than getting this kid help,then he needs to get better people around him,

  3. imaduffer says: Jul 15, 2013 12:33 PM

    The University of Alabama thinks Manziel should be suspended for the first two games of the season.

  4. trojan33sc says: Jul 15, 2013 12:40 PM

    wonder how Manziel’s black team mates think of this incident???!!! his “buddy” appeared to feel real comfortable using racial slurs in Manziel’s presence……..

  5. seanb20124 says: Jul 15, 2013 12:49 PM

    Steep fine for first time offender $2K?

  6. pensman29 says: Jul 15, 2013 1:08 PM

    Guys he had a fake Id and lied to a police officer. Then we can assume he is drinking underage. He is a drunk and we can now see how the NCAA players turn into the criminals in the nfl

  7. oldforester says: Jul 15, 2013 1:15 PM

    Everyone seems to be bending stories around this kid to make him look like Joe Willie. Perhaps he sees himself as a younger version of Namath. Lets just hope the kid doesn’t end up more like Bieber. The way he seems to be heading (according the media) we should soon see pictures of him pissing in a bucket.

  8. benvincible says: Jul 15, 2013 1:50 PM

    Everyone mentions how this kid is going to be an NFL bust… Let me assure you Vegas & A/C & every Indian Casino is going to make a TON of money setting the spread against Johnny (walker) Football THIS YEAR.

    Ever heard of a sophomore slump?

    Mel Kiper will project him in the 3rd round before the season is out… book it.

  9. 13datsyuk13 says: Jul 15, 2013 2:25 PM

    I wish the season would start so we can stop talking about this brat.

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 15, 2013 2:46 PM

    pensman29 says:
    Jul 15, 2013 1:08 PM
    Guys he had a fake Id and lied to a police officer. Then we can assume he is drinking underage. He is a drunk and we can now see how the NCAA players turn into the criminals in the nfl

    =========================

    Because everyone in college who drank before they were 21 is a “drunk”…?

    God I wish the season would just start so we can talk about football and not tabloids…

    44 days…

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 15, 2013 2:49 PM

    11thstreetmafia says:
    Jul 15, 2013 12:10 PM
    SEC! SEC! SEC!

    ================================

    Ironically, A&M was still a member of the Big XII when this happened so….

    Big XII! Big XII! Big XII!….?

  12. jimbo75025 says: Jul 15, 2013 4:44 PM

    8to80texansblog says:Jul 15, 2013 2:49 PM
    Ironically, A&M was still a member of the Big XII when this happened so….

    Big XII! Big XII! Big XII!….?
    ——
    You are correct sir. A&M officially became SEC members on July 1 of 2012. The arrest took place in late June.

  13. goodfieldnohit says: Jul 15, 2013 10:52 PM

    And the Ben Kercheval witch hunt on Johnny Manziel continues.

  14. Ben Kercheval says: Jul 15, 2013 11:28 PM

    And the Ben Kercheval witch hunt on Johnny Manziel continues.

    —————-

    LOLWUT?

  15. mediocrebob says: Jul 16, 2013 12:21 AM

    Wait this is awesome. Now this “student athlete” that can’t go to class turns out to be a racist? I’m sure the 80% of his African American teammates love that.

  16. nesuperfan says: Jul 16, 2013 6:46 AM

    This kid is a punk and a little turd. It is only a matter of time until his next arrest.

  17. baredon says: Jul 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    Think Mr Football is going to fold like a cheap suit under the pressure to be like last year….

  18. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 16, 2013 12:51 PM

    mediocrebob says: Jul 16, 2013 12:21 AM

    Wait this is awesome. Now this “student athlete” that can’t go to class turns out to be a racist? I’m sure the 80% of his African American teammates love that.
    =======================

    There is just so much wrong with this post, I don’t know where to begin….

  19. vie05ua says: Jul 16, 2013 1:20 PM

    Manziel made no racial comment. Just because his friend made a comment does not mean he supports it. Manziel initially tried to diffuse the situation, but being of a (typically) agressive physical athletic mind, he pushed back when physically confronted. I don’t agree with his fighting though; he should’ve been the bigger man and shrugged off the shove and continued to take his friend home. And the black guy should’ve been a bigger man and shrugged off the WORD rather than instigate a physical confrontation.

    Wrongs on all sides of this situation.

  20. florida727 says: Jul 16, 2013 3:07 PM

    Not a fan or a hater, but I do have a question of those who criticize him… what were you doing when you were TWENTY (20) YEARS OLD? Let’s face it, this kid has been handed the whole world on a silver platter thanks to his athletic capabilities. Could any of us handle that at the age of 20? I was an idiot at 20 (my wife will attest that I still may be).

    Not an indictment of you, Ben, per se, but as a general rule, the media (or maybe more appropriately our society in general) loves to build people up, then do their level best to tear them down… with a little help from the one who was built up. Why? So we can feel better about what we have NOT accomplished in life? Sad.

  21. onbucky96 says: Jul 16, 2013 4:11 PM

    $2000, straight cash homie!

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