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Appearing on The Club Shay Shay podcast, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel told Shannon Sharpe th
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Appearing on The Club Shay Shay podcast, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel told Shannon Sharpe that his father approached Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin with an under-the-table proposal before the Heisman Trophy winner declared for the 2014 NFL Draft."
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My dad went and had a meeting with Kevin Sumlin," Manziel said (h/t On3). "And pretty much went to him man to man and was like, 'We'll take $3 million, and we'll stay for the next two years.' And my dad says this is as true today as he did when he told me. [Sumlin] laughed."

"My dad did this without me knowing, and I ain't mad at him about it for nothing. It's the way the business worked back then," Manziel said. "There was a bag man. There was a bag man at LSU. There was a bag man at 'Bama. There was a bag man at every school around the country if you were competing for a national title. It is what it was, and it was always that way until we're into the NIL portion of everything now, the way it should be."

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Filed Under: Texas A&M Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com
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TouchdownTony2 months
The “power schools” have been paying for players forever? Wow, we’d never have known Johnny. Now go outside and play.
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TouchdownTony2 months
The “power schools” have been paying for players forever? Wow, we’d never have known Johnny. Now go outside and play.
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ForeverGator2 months
By "bag man," Johnny isn't referring to money.
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jcaz2 months
Sumlin laughed because he knew JM wasn't gonna win a Natty. So why pay $3M?
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CanebreakCajun2 months
This guy talks a lot. If CFB were the mafia, he'd be swimming with the fishes.
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CanebreakCajun2 months
Sleeping with the fishes...oops.
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Lucky Loper2 months
With paperless tickets and NIL, scalpers and bagmen are pretty much out of work.
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jbird72 months
Why do people keep giving this POS attention? He’s a loser, stop glorifying him.
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Johnnycrane2 months
But but but it's only Auburn and that dirty Scam Newton NOT my precious school lololololo
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SOL22 months
The day of the bagman is over
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Russianblue2 months
I like JFF alright. Seems like a decent dude now that he's grown up a bit. That said, anything that comes out of his mouth I would take with a very large grain of salt.
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caliegeaux2 months
“ There was a bag man. There was a bag man at LSU. There was a bag man at 'Bama. There was a bag man at every school around the country if you were competing for a national title.”. Wouldn’t the last sentence exclude A&M?
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CDawson2 months
And this is why Saban retired. He had the best bagman network ever built in college sports and when he lost that advantage he hung it up.
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TouchdownTony2 months
Yea, I remember how quickly he turned doormat LSU into a national champ. Saban was indeed probably the best at the bagman network.
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