The North Carolina Tar Heels won the national championship Monday with a 71-65 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs, but ESPN commentator Jay Bilas took exception with how the NCAA quickly shifted into sell mode with pictures of the players:
So did former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel:
Manziel—who told ESPN's Ed Werder earlier this offseason he achieved sobriety and wants to return to the NFL—was at Monday's game.
Manziel is no stranger to NCAA issues.
He was suspended for the first half of Texas A&M's game against Rice in 2013 after he won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 "for an 'inadvertent violation' of NCAA rules regarding autograph signing," per George Schroeder of USA Today.
While the NCAA didn't find evidence Manziel actually received money in exchange for said signatures, Texas A&M and the NCAA came to the conclusion he should have known "when signing numerous autographs in one sitting, such autographs are likely to be sold for commercial purposes," per Schroeder.