In a true gesture of thanks, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sent personally signed helmets to NCAA officials after the governing body suspended the Heisman Trophy winner for the first half of the Aggies’ opening game of the season.
Speculation about the type of penalty Manziel would receive for signing autographed photos thought to be resold for the profit of the QB ranged from a one-year suspension to being banned for the remainder of his college career.
“The boys at ‘double A’ did me a solid, so I thought I’d return the favor,” Manziel told the Bryan-College Station Eagle. “Those helmets have to be worth at least a grand.”
While sitting out for the first 30 minutes of the Aggies game against Rice, Manziel plans to set up a card table and chairs in the parking lot and sign autographs at discounted prices.