Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel Sentenced to Time Served
Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel was sentenced to time served and a $2,000 fine in a Brazos County court this morning according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle. He was charged with multiple misdemeanors stemming from an incident that occurred during the summer of 2012.
Manziel got into a fight and was arrested after lying to the responding police officer and giving him a fake driver's license. The incident was often brought up by Manziel's critics when he was being considered for the Heisman Trophy.
The sophomore quarterback became the first player in the history of the award to win the Heisman during his freshman season. He led the Aggies to an 11-2 record in the Southeastern Conference and a top-five national ranking in 2012.
Manziel burst onto the scene as a freshman, shattering school and conference records with impunity. He broke Archie Manning's SEC record for total yardage in a game when he passed for 453 yards and rushed for 104 yards in a victory over Arkansas.
His season total of 5,116 yards shattered Cam Newton's previous SEC record of 4,327 total yards. As a first-year starter, Manziel had one of the best seasons for a quarterback in college football history.
In 2013, he will attempt to become only the second player in college football history to win two Heismans. Archie Griffin accomplished the feat in 1974 and 1975 at Ohio State.
Manziel will travel to Hoover, Ala., tomorrow to represent the Aggies during the SEC Media Days. He will lead an Aggie team that is expected to contend for SEC and national titles in 2013.