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Johnny Manziel won’t be talking this week

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Never mind that the biggest and most-anticipated game of the early part of the college football season is on tap for Saturday, one of the key figures involved in it won’t be taking part in the buildup.

That’s right. Reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel will not be available to media in the days leading up to the coming showdown this weekend between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M in College Station.

According to George McMurphy of ESPN, Manziel was advised by his attorneys and his family not to do any talking this week. A&M officials have complied with that request and they informed the media¬†on Tuesday that Manziel was not available. And just to show that it wasn’t a case of selective enforcement, Manziel won’t be talking to ESPN or CBS, which will televise the game (CBS will overload us with Johnny Football anyway — it has a ‘Johnny Cam’ set aside just for him).

At this point, we should be used to Manziel not talking. For the last week or so we’ve heard little from him or about him in the media, so maybe his strategy of trying to lay low is working. And it’s not like there won’t be plenty of other ways to hype up this game.

But for now, Manziel will let have to let his play do the talking.

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8 Responses to “Johnny Manziel won’t be talking this week”
  1. southernpatriots says: Sep 10, 2013 6:04 PM


  2. cometkazie says: Sep 10, 2013 6:13 PM

    What cha wanna bet Nick has the Roll Tides ready for JF?

    It’s just a game, remember?

  3. thefiesty1 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:23 PM

    Good, he’s said enough to last a lifetime. Just shut up and play football.

  4. jc327 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:36 PM

    So… what can we do to make this happen every week?

  5. sillec28 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:25 PM

    What has college football come to when we have lawyers advising players as to when they can and cannot talk?

  6. dkhhuey says: Sep 10, 2013 9:22 PM

    And all college football fans outside of Aggieville are on their feet applauding not having to listen to this douche nozzle burb out sentence fragments! Let’s see if he can string together 10 – 12 streaks of keeping his mouth shut! I doubt it but one can have high hopes!!!

  7. tgaustin says: Sep 11, 2013 8:25 AM

    You can’t make this stuff up. I kind of wonder what he’s going to do once this game is done, win or lose? There’s a lotttttt of season left. These are “The Days of Our Lives”!

  8. florida727 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:20 PM

    When you’re a Heisman Trophy winning QB as a freshman, your highlights are shown on cable. When your highlights are shown on cable, your every act gets scutinized by the media looking to bring you down. When your every act gets scrutinized by the media looking to bring you down, eventually you wise up and quit talking to the media. Don’t wise up and quit talking to the media. Get rid of cable. And upgrade to Direct TV.

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