A high ranking Texas A&M official told CBS Sports there are ‘no plans’ to park the reigning Heisman winner for the opener.
The NCAA investigation is still ongoing as to whether Johnny Manziel received money in exchange for autographs.
Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp recently said he knows Manziel is innocent, called the ESPN report ‘hype journalism’ and said he’s seen things others haven’t seen.
“I know he’s innocent,” Sharp said. “I know that he didn’t do what they accused him of doing, and I think that it’s time that we, once we knew what the facts are and we know the facts, and I’ve seen what everybody else has seen now, and the rest of the country is going to get to see that before it’s over with. It was a bunch of hype journalism.
“I’ve seen things that other folks can’t see. And it didn’t happen. It did not happen.”
Nothing suggests Texas A&M is preparing for life without Manziel against Rice, and he’s taken normal practice reps like any starting quarterback would.
If Manziel plays and is later ruled ineligible, the Aggies would have to vacate the wins he participated in, but nothing – at this time – points to the Manziel train being parked for the opener.
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