NCAA Closes Johnny Manziel Amateurism Rules Loophole

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NCAA Closes Johnny Manziel Amateurism Rules Loophole
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College football and basketball players hoping to cash in on the Johnny Football "loophole" should hold off before they retain intellectual property attorneys. A Texas A&M official said Tuesday that while the NCAA would allow Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to collect damages if his corporation's lawsuit against the maker of the "Keep Calm and Johnny Football" T-shirt pans out, the governing body of college sports told Texas A&M it would consider an intentional copyright violation for the purposes of funneling money to a player to be a violation.

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