Re: SEC Football discussion thread #2
It's just how the game is played. I'm not a Rovell fan but I don't doubt for a second that he was told about the payments. I mean, does anyone really believe Manziel went to multiple places to sign hundreds of items for memorabilia dealers and didn't get anything? But no one should be surprised these guys aren't talking to the NCAA, just as they wouldn't let their names be attached to the original story. No athlete will ever come near them again if they rat out Manziel on the record. It's bad for business. Not to mention that Texas has one of those laws about being liable for causing a university or athlete to run afoul of the NCAA; another reason not to talk.
So yeah, A&M's chancellor is doing the smart thing. Even if he knows or suspects Manziel did something wrong, he knows the smoking guns will stay hidden, so he's free to stand up for his guy and blast ESPN and smear the sources and anyone else who might do harm to the Johnny Football brand. The one that's making A&M a whole lot of money, by the way.
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