It was the final day of the 18th annual Manning Passing Academy and one star quarterback counselors was missing, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. And it may seem like the Texas A&M QB's off the field antics continue as we take a closer look into why Johnny Football left the academy a day early.
After attending the Manning Passing Academy for 2 years, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was excited to get the chance to become a counselor. But his excitement has come to abrupt halt. Reports swirled Sunday morning that the Heisman Trophy winner headed home early.
The website Rumors and Rants posted an exclusive story citing a source from within the camp saying the Manning Award winner was asked to leave after he arrived tardy to Saturday's meetings following a Friday night out. Manziel seems to have been enjoying himself. You may have even seen the pictures from Johnny Football and Alabama Quarterback AJ McCarron's night hanging out at a Thibodeaux bar.
Rumors and Rants stated it was actually Archie himself who gave Manziel the boot. The Academy released this statement later Sunday though. "After missing and being late for practice assignments, Johnny explained that he had been feeling ill. We agreed that it was in everyone's best interest for him to go home a day early."
ESPN's Chris Mortenson quoted Peyton Manning as adding, "I can remember a 20-year-old Eli [Manning] missing a meeting and catching some flak. We always have counselors who leave early. I want him to come back as a counselor next year."
And by the looks of twitter, Manziel apparently made it back home to College Station Saturday night in enough time to hit up the Northgate bar scene as spotted by many Aggie students.
In response to the buzz this story has created, Manziel's father Paul told the Dallas Morning News that his son is resting and recuperating from dehydration and will be at media days later this week.