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Texas A&M rules would make it difficult to suspend Johnny Manziel - The Eagle: News

Texas A&M rules would make it difficult to suspend Johnny Manziel

Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am

Legal experts say rights given to all Texas A&M students will now make it very difficult to keep Johnny Manziel from playing this upcoming season after Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp's public comments proclaiming his innocence.

Yesterday, Sharp told various outlets that Manziel is not guilty of selling his autograph. He told The Eagle, "There's no doubt in my mind that Johnny Manziel is innocent."

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  • jer2 posted at 11:19 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Lets get rid of corrupt professors.

  • jer2 posted at 9:12 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Meanwhile, football season starts in in just 6 days and Johnny football will be starting. I can't wait! All the while, the conspiracy theorists can continue this debate until they are blue in the face.

  • jer2 posted at 9:06 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Please stop being a troll, I don't care what you think because, ahem I mean roy g.

  • jer2 posted at 9:05 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Because, roy g or whatever your name is, what he posted wasn't reasonable and it's my right to call him out on it. You got a problem, then don't respond or place threats.

  • roy g posted at 7:48 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    roy g Posts: 966

    Calling somebody a "dirtbag troll" simply for posting something reasonable that you happen to disagree with? You don't want to continue to post here much longer, do you?

  • Ace Charlie posted at 9:00 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Ace Charlie Posts: 9

    Here is what we do know:

    * Ebay was flooded with Johnny memorabilia that has been certified by experts as authentic
    * The NCAA contacted the seller to find out where it came from
    * The seller told the story about paying Johnny in cash for his autographs
    * All Johnny and A&M have denied is that Johnny accepted money for his signature
    * So we are left to either believe that Johnny spent hours signing memorabilia for a stranger to sell and received nothing in return, or we can assume that he was compensated for his time and trouble.
    * Thinking adults understand the difference between being proven guilty versus being guilty of something but but not proven guilty.
    * Sharp is no dummy, so it is pretty obvious what his motivations are. The NCAA now knows that they will not receive full cooperation from A&M and Johnny's family
    has the time and money to fight any accusations that cannot be proven.

  • jer2 posted at 7:32 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Well you don't have to so don't worry about what we have to pay for.

  • because posted at 3:28 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    because Posts: 359

    Looks like Sharp has no basis for his "knowledge". He didn't even have the balls to
    look Manziel in the eye and ask him whether he did or did not do it:

  • because posted at 3:25 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    because Posts: 359

    It does not necessarily mean that the bond is paid back using tuition money, but it definitively means that the whole A&M system, together with its potential income through tuition and other appropriations is securing the loan.

    So I wonder what happens if the athletic program does not generate enough income to pay back the loan.

  • citizen1 posted at 12:41 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    citizen1 Posts: 267

    From the article: Can anybody tell me what this means?

    "Additionally, about 17% of RFS debt (post issuance) is paid from state tuition revenue bond debt service appropriations."

    Sounds like they will pay back the bondholders with tuition money. I thought athletics was self-funding. Any thoughts?

  • nn posted at 12:19 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    nn Posts: 295

    In order to raise enough money for the stupid stadium through its bonds

    Texas A&M is losing any sense of integrity.

    We are a University, which is supposed to educate young people, dammit !!!

  • nn posted at 11:20 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    nn Posts: 295

    College football is corrupt, because of the money involved, and, like a cancer it is corrupting the universities.

    Let's get rid of it!!!

  • Aggieprof posted at 10:14 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Aggieprof Posts: 137

    theoretically they do mandate that. But I do not know any of my colleagues who puts it on the first day hand out.
    Would be too hypocritical, given what is going during the last few years....

  • prairiegirl posted at 10:02 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    prairiegirl Posts: 643

    If honor is still part of the Aggie code then I would encourage the Manziel family to own up and be honest about these accusations. If Johnny took money when he was not supposed to then he should admit that Honestly. If he did not then they should fight these accusations all the way. Sharp, on the other hand, if he was not there, then he should remain silent.

  • citizen1 posted at 9:28 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    citizen1 Posts: 267

    They mandate that professors put the honor code on all syllabi.

  • jer2 posted at 9:25 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Of course but if there is no evidence to prove this then why should they be subject to it?

  • Aggieprof posted at 9:22 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Aggieprof Posts: 137

    Haven't you heard, they changed the Aggie Honor Code:

    An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, unless it is more advantageous to do so.

  • because posted at 9:15 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    because Posts: 359

    It looks like the University's strategy is as follows:

    1) Do not try to find ot what's going on with these autographs and let JM play, no matter what.

    2) Issue the bonds to obtain the funds for the renovation before the NCAA comes back with a verdict.

    3) If the verdict by the NCAA is bad, the money for the stadium will be secured. The only problem: the University will sit on $ 450,000,000 of debts, which the football program, supposedly independent from the University, will not be able to pay back, because it is completely gutted.

    4) Taxpayer and students will have to pay for the stupid renovation.

  • dogma posted at 8:58 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    dogma Posts: 87

    It seems the NCAA is trying to play both sides of the coin. they say an athlete can't make money with his name yet the NCAA was making money off the university(S) with their web site which sold school jerseys. it was taken down only after the NCAA was outed with the fact.

    The NCAA as it is today need to be scrapped and a new one set in its place which resembles what college athletics is now (the good and bad). The current NCAA is a dinosaur.

  • Ace Charlie posted at 8:10 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Ace Charlie Posts: 9

    Once upon a time when the Aggie honor code, Aggie do not lie, cheat , steal or tolerate those who do, this situation would be viewed in a different light.

  • citizen1 posted at 7:56 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    citizen1 Posts: 267

    I'm guessing that this article is channeling A&M's attempts to influence the outcome of the NCAA's decision. Both Karcher and Johnson are lawyers who have had confrontations with the NCAA ; makes me wonder if they are on the TAMU payroll. The $320 million bond sale for the stadium is coming up next week... and Sharp needs to keep things together at least till then.