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Can somebody please explain to me how this kid is not breaking any rules. Hes been everywhere and until his Heisman he was a nobody. The excuse is always "his parents are rich" blah, blah, blah. The thing that I dont understand is how he is doing things that wealthy people cant just buy and his status as a football player is affording him opportunities that the average student just cant get. Obviously just being rich doesnt get you the chance to throw a first pitch for your favorite MLB team. Please correct me if Im wrong (Id love to know the actual rule) but I was under the impression that players could not use their notoriety to gain access to things like this. I know hes not being paid cash but this is ridiculous considering that a nobody punter at say Idaho State can get in trouble for a Tshirt. This is not me "hating" on the SEC or Manziel but I seriously am curious why the Ohio State doesnt have the Reds, Cavs, Indians, Browns, Bengals and BlueJackets offer up perks to our players. I can already hear Espins outrage if Tressel tried that.
If you have connections or money you can absolutely do any of these things....I don't why everyone is getting so twisted about it.
Dude, he's the first ever Freshman Heisman Trophy winner throwing a first pitch in Texas. Nothing fishy going on. Just move along.
That should be a violation. If he wasn't a student athlete he wouldnt have had that oppurtunity
Thats my point. I personally dont care but think its crap that other kids get in trouble for an extra sandwich at a fundraiser. I didnt mean to offend any of the Johnny Manziel fans out there I just hope this kind of exception is made the next time Curtis Enis type kids need a suit for an awards dinner. I love the "no big deal" argument a year after our program gets skewered for guys selling their own property.
This post was edited by 95buckeye 15 months ago
Sorry, no you cant. If thats the case where was he tossing out pitches in 2012? Whats the only thing thats changed?
He's a douche.
We go down this road every couple of months it seems with this. The guy's family has money and he's an absolute rock star in Texas (and pretty much all of college football). I don't see any violations going on and I'm sure A&M works closely with compliance to ensure everything he does is kosher. The question to me is how much will this affect him on the field and in the locker room as he certainly isn't short on ego...
This post was edited by JMULLEN45 15 months ago
This too shall pass...
Ok bro....don't let me get in the way of your mission.....
The thirst for him on here is truly something.
If you actually read the post "bro" my question was what the actual rule was. I know its cool to jump on people but I wasnt slamming your bff Johnny Football.
Here's the rule....Manziel can do anything he feels like no matter how public or prestigious as long as nothing is paid for and he receives nothing for the appearance. Throwing out the first pitch in a game is not a violation unless he got his trip to Arlington paid for or got money for being there. Personally, I don't know what the big deal is, especially since two OSU wrestlers threw out the first pitch at an Indians-Reds game a few years ago and neither were seniors. It is not at all uncommon for amateurs to do this sort of thing.
Thank you McBrutus. That was the actual question I had.
Thank you for being the "voice of reason"
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