Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Texas A&M AD sat down and had a little chat with Johnny Manziel's parents.

Johnny You-Know-Who.

From the "things you knew were going to happen department" comes word that Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman sat down and had a little chat with Aggie starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's parents. The subject of the conversation: How Johnny needs to learn how to handle his new fame and responsibility as a Heisman Trophy-winner.

Heyman told the Manziels that  their son is no longer a freshman, and he's no longer a sophomore, junior or senior,” Hyman said Sunday. “He is a 'Heisman.'”

“It's (about) education, and we've got to help the family and Johnny with the transition into being a Heisman award winner,” Hyman said. “There are things you have to learn, and we have to help him with that.”

Obviously after Manziel's latest forays into controversy with a trip to a casino and pictures of him partying after the Cotton Bowl, Texas A&M wants to make sure that Manziel checks himself before he wrecks himself (to paraphrase Ice Cube). This is all pretty much new territory for all parties concerned (Texas A&M's last Heisman winner, John David Crow, was back in 1957). With the force of nature that is Johnny Football, it's not going to be an easy experience for them either.

(via The San Antonio Express-News)