Published December 21, 2012 - 10:00am
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Welcome to Johnny Manziel’s world. We’re all just living in it.
Since winning the Heisman trophy, he has been all over the place. He’s been on the Tonight Show, he’s been on David Letterman, he’s even been on a billboard in New York’s Times Square. And now as this article by Yahoo’s Graham Watson pointed out, he even sat courtside the last 2 nights at NBA games:
- Courtside on Wednesday in Houston for Rockets vs Sixers
- Courtside on Thursday in Dallas for Mavs vs Heat
During the game last night as you can see in the video above, the announcers and primarily Steve Kerr publicly made accusations about Johnny cheating:
“How does a college kid get courtside seats to a Mavs game? Those are expensive seats. I’m just going to throw that out there.”
“Just because he’s playing in the SEC now, I’m not trying to insinuate anything…”
Of course Steve Kerr was publicly insinuating that Johnny Football had obtained the tickets through some sort of illegal actions and was therefore violating his A&M eligibility. He has no proof for the accusations, but was just spouting this nonsense to get attention. Manziel could have gotten those tickets from his parents, a friend or any number of different ways. Yes, Texas A&M’s compliance office is going to have to look into this, but that doesn’t mean he cheated. After the game he even made sure to clear up any misconception about his tickets:
Bought myself a little birthday present tonight stop hating! #HEATvsMAVS
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) December 21, 2012
But my problem with comments was what Steve Kerr also hinted at about the Southeastern Conference always cheating. You could hear the jealousy in his voice. What do you think about Steve Kerr making these accusations and for the SEC Envy that he displayed on live television? His twitter account is @SteveKerrTNT and I think we should send him a few comments to let him know how we feel…