QB Manziel arrested in Northgate bar district
COLLEGE STATION Texas A coach Kevin Sumlin’s decision on a starting quarterback for the Aggies’ first foray in the Southeastern Conference might’ve been made a little easier on Friday.
College Station police arrested freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, 19, early Friday morning in the Northgate bar district on charges of fighting, failure to identify himself and carrying two fake licenses.
“I’ve been made aware of the situation with Johnny Manziel,” Sumlin said in a statement. “We’re gathering all the facts and will handle the situation once we have all of the information. We’re disappointed with his actions and this is out of character for Johnny.”
Manziel, a Parade All American at Kerrville Tivy High, fake id generator competed with sophomore Jameill Showers during spring drills for the starting gig. Showers, who was then senior Ryan Tannehill’s primary backup last season, appeared to lead the battle for the duration of spring practice, but Sumlin and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury declined to name him the starter.
“We want this summer to be part of the competition,” Kingsbury said at the conclusion of spring drills.
A starts training camp in a little more than a month, and opens its first season in the SEC on Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, idemperor.com La.
Manziel, who redshirted last season after throwing for 3,609 yards and rushing for another 1,674 his senior season at Tivy, was released from the Brazos County Jail on Friday afternoon.
Police also arrested Steven Brant, 20, best fake id sites and Marvin McKinney, 47, following the fight. McKinney told police Brant, a former Tivy teammate of Manziel, called him a racial slur, he approached Brant and Manziel wound up shoving and fighting McKinney, fake identity websites a police spokeswoman told the Associated Press.