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Sumlin says no changes in practice for Manziel, who will eventually speak with media

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Texas A&M wisely pulled Johnny Manziel from its media availability on Monday — ya know, with this whole NCAA story floating around and all.┬áManziel wasn’t going to be able to answer any questions about the “Outside the Lines” story anyway, at least not in any great detail.

That was reflected when Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin took the podium to answer questions with his team geared up to start preseason camp. Sumlin said that he only found out about the Manziel allegations in the past 24 hours (believe what you will there).

Your reaction is let’s find out the facts,” Sumlin said. “Our university is involved with that”

Sumlin added that there won’t be any difference in practice as far as Manziel is concerned. In fact, the redshirt sophomore will still be available to speak with media over the course of camp.

If you’re Sumlin, you have to prepare as though everything is normal. Manziel may be under the NCAA microscope, but he hasn’t been ruled in eligible for anything yet. If that changes, that’s when Sumlin’s preparation will too.

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6 Responses to “Sumlin says no changes in practice for Manziel, who will eventually speak with media”
  1. be4bama says: Aug 5, 2013 3:07 PM

    If Johnny did this he will be suspended. Indefinitely!!

  2. allan357 says: Aug 5, 2013 3:09 PM

    All across the country, women are turning away from “Days of Our Lives” to watch Johnny Manziel updates.

  3. barbeaux says: Aug 5, 2013 3:16 PM

    Gosh, which story is more troubling? LSU’s Hill or Manziel’s? I find it shocking that there’s more focus on manziel than about hill still being on LSU’s team after a couple of assaults…one of which included a 14 yo girl.

  4. doggeatdogg says: Aug 5, 2013 8:12 PM

    a) I’m only a 20 year old college kid living my life.
    b) I make mistakes. I’m only human
    c) I’m all about football and that’s my focus.
    d) I’m full of crap but I’m Johnny Football and I can do what I want
    e) a, b, c
    f) All the above

    A hint for Johnny enablers only; the answer is the letter most repeated in the word bleep.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 6, 2013 3:12 PM

    When asked if he had spoken with Manziel about the allegations he completely dodged the question.

    That tells me that he probably has and Manziel is probably not denying it behind closed doors.

    I really feel A&M should just step up, close the door on the uncertainty and suspend him 5 games. It’s going to hurt, a lot. But it’s better than having the season retroactively nullified.

  6. be4bama says: Aug 6, 2013 3:18 PM

    Tex I think if he’s guilty the suspension will be more than 5 games.

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