While investigating Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, NCAA investigators were made aware of a “client list” involving numerous college football stars and the same memorabilia brokers involved with Manziel, Sports Radio 610 has learned.
The nature of those relationships was unclear, as was how the NCAA was made aware of the list. But a source close to key figures in the case said multiple notable players who have starred in the game over the past decade were found to have had contact with the same brokers involved in the Manziel case.
The star-studded “client list” goes back as far as 2004, according to the source, and might have rocked the NCAA’s world — especially if the NCAA ruled Manziel ineligible despite no evidence that he accepted money for autographs.
The source said prominent names from virtually every major football conference were found to have had a relationship at some level with the brokers.
After giving Manziel only a half game though what could they really do to these former and current players?
I know the NCAA is the definition of inconsistent when it comes to punishment but what if they found similar evidence or whatever they found on Manziel from a former player. Can they really say "okay Manziel gets a half game, but we're vacating wins from team X for playing an ineligible player"
They were probably scared shitless at the prospect of going after multiple big time schools for autographs.
To think Yahoo hired Pat Forde to cover college football when you were available.
"I am proud of the way both Coach [Kevin] Sumlin and Johnny handled this situation with integrity and honesty," A&M chancellor John Sharp said in the statement. "We all take the Aggie Code of Honor very seriously, and there is no evidence that either the university or Johnny violated that code."