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Manziel speaks, says little in first comments in over month

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And for that, the whole of Aggie Nation can breathe a sigh of relief.

It had been nearly two months, since the SEC media days in mid-July and since the cash-for-autographs “scandal” in early August, that Johnny Manziel had spoken to the media, with Texas A&M slapping a zipper on the quarterback’s lips in the hopes of expediting the passing of the firestorm.  Following the win over Sam Houston State in which he accounted for nearly 440 yards of total offense and four touchdowns, the reigning Heisman winner addressed the media… and did nothing to add any fuel whatsoever to the Johnny Football fire.

Needless to say, Manziel was asked about the last month or so that saw him come under NCAA investigation and ultimately hit with a half-game suspension he served opening weekend.  Speaking in generalities, Manziel stated that he leaned on his Aggie football family during that time, letting them know during his NCAA-mandated mea culpa that he’s focused on the field even as if it seems the rest of the country is focused on the stuff off of it.

“The biggest thing that’s helped probably is just being around these guys, being in this building and having my teammates and still being able to be around them, It was easy to block all the stuff out, get off everything, not read anything and just grow with my teammates and continue to get a better bond with them and just spend time with them. …

“To let them know I’m here and I’m focused on this season and I love each and every one of these guys … that’s the message I was trying to get across. These guys mean the world to me. There’s so much other stuff that gets played on and is out in the public. But we know what is in this building.”

With one of the biggest games of the regular coming up against Alabama Saturday, one that will have as much hype as any in the past several years, Manziel looked to downplay the significance of a game being played the third weekend of the season.

“It feels like another game,” he said. “It feels like Week 3 of the season. We’ve got to continue to get better as a team continue to get better on every aspect, offense, defense, special teams. (To) have a full lineup back and a full roster back of guys who have been out will be nice.”

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6 Responses to “Manziel speaks, says little in first comments in over month”
  1. overratedgators says: Sep 8, 2013 11:38 AM

    “The biggest thing that’s helped probably is just being around these guys. That, plus all those sweet dolla dolla bills yo.”

  2. tommy57 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:46 PM

    So, JT, he makes it to CFT for saying very little? At what point does the media get off this train?

  3. gaspassr98 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    He’s still a punk, and I hope Bama kills A&M.

  4. stainlessarmadillo says: Sep 8, 2013 3:49 PM

    gaspasser: You’re an asshole and you can blow a dead dog son.

  5. suprmous says: Sep 8, 2013 5:23 PM

    Just as I suspected: gibberish. Unintelligent gibberish at that. Before you start to jump me stainlessarmadillo let me be the first to say you won’t be the first to jump this female’s case but before you do it might behoove you to think long and hard about how you’re takin up for a kid who seems to have l’il regard for anybody’s feelins involved but his own and spendin mommy and daddy’s $$ as he sees fit to make his own. I’m a fan of winners and not losers. Need I say this kid is far from bein a winner with his attitude and actions. Be careful of what you say because Karma does have a nasty way of bitin back.

  6. suprmous says: Sep 9, 2013 2:35 AM

    For the 10 of you who voted me down I suspect that at 60 I’m old enuff to be your grandmother so I’ll overlook the fact that you could possibly be a group of snits. But bein younger or older doesn’t make me any difference about much except for the knowledge of the game of life and how you’ve lived it. I dare say that should you be a pack of younguns you’ve had much of a life yet except for the times you’ve been told no when you’ve sat back screamin gimme I want I deserve you made me like this. And you know that’s exactly what I’d expect to hear out of this so called Johnny Football’s mouth. When his mommy and daddy have given him everything he wants and everybody else doesn’t he acts out just like the brat he is. And it’s as plain as the nose on your face he isn’t much of a winner, or at least from his attitude he’s showin he’s not.

    If you’re older adults you’ll understand where I’m comin from and can appreciate what I said. As always I tend to say what I think and not what I think you want to hear. And I don’t apologize for it.

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