Josh Board's Blog Posts Tagged 'Johnny Manziel' (5)

College Athletes -- They Can Be Paid for Autograph Signings

More than five years ago, I wrote a story here about quarterback Johnny Manziel (remember him?) being paid to do an autograph signing. We know athletes do them, but he was a collegiate athlete at the time and the NCAA got involved, and it got ugly. Well, today it was announced that college athletes can earn money from the use…


Added by Josh Board on April 29, 2020 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

From Manfred to Manziel -- A Few Autograph Story Gems

It seemed like just yesterday that there was controversy when a college football stud -- Mr. Football -- Johnny Manziel was selling his autograph in a hotel room. You see, college athletes aren’t allowed to make money off their name, and the Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman winner, broke the NCAA…


Added by Josh Board on January 11, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

Sports Shortz -- The Shoe Edition (Kobe Bryant, Johnny Manziel)

I remember being on the basketball team in 8th grade, when a player on our team told us his dad bought him a pair of $100 Air Jordan sneakers. It blew me away, especially since they were an ugly red and black high-top. I was happy with my $18 Nikes (on sale at Big Five). As a basketball player my entire life, I've never understood the fascination with shoes. Now, I remember…

Added by Josh Board on December 17, 2015 at 5:17pm — 5 Comments

Autographs and Athletes -- The Johnny Manziel Edition

Johnny Manziel can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback was drafted 22nd by the Cleveland Browns. They traded to move up, hoping they had their franchise QB. Rumors were that he was a bit of a head-case and liked to party. He promptly ended up in rehab, and I’m guessing the Browns are now regretting this whole thing.

While at…


Added by Josh Board on June 2, 2015 at 9:20am — 3 Comments

Johnny Manziel Busted -- For Signing Autographs?

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel makes the news a lot. Sometimes it’s for football related things, like wining the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Other times, it’s for fights in bars or his dad saying in an interview that his son has a “gambling problem.”

The recent story I heard today was rather interesting. He is…


Added by Josh Board on August 6, 2013 at 1:16am — 5 Comments

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