Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

Further Proof That Manziel Needs A Twitter Muzzle: Controversial Weekend Tweet Spurred By Parking Ticket

chipsIf Kevin Sumlin needed any more proof that Johnny Manziel isn’t cut out for Twitter and other social media, it’s this: The star’s tweet from this weekend was brought on by — wait for it — a parking ticket.

According to The Houston Chronicle, “a person with knowledge of the situation” says a parking ticket — given for parking in the wrong direction and for having windows tinted too dark — led the Texas A&M quarterback to tweet: “Bull**** like tonight is a reason why I can’t wait to leave college station… whenever it may be.”

Manziel quickly took that tweet down and then invited folks to “please please walk a day in my shoes.”

Johnny Football, we have.  I’m guessing everyone reading this has gotten a parking ticket or a speeding ticket that they didn’t believe to be fair.

I once got a speeding ticket driving through Barnwell, South Carolina and when I told someone about it in Columbia they identified the exact spot of my stop and informed me that it’s a known speed trap.  In Knoxville, Tennessee I was once pulled over by a cop in an unmarked car for changing lanes and not signaling.  Of course, there was no one in front of me or behind me in either lane for at least 500 yards so technically, no ticket should have been written.

Having to help a county or city make its month-end budget isn’t fun.  But most people who’ve turned themselves into celebrities don’t react to those tickets by going to Twitter and announcing that they can’t wait to leave the town they’re living in.

Interestingly, Manziel has not tweeted — as of this morning — since his June 16th “walk a day in my shoes” tweet.  So perhaps Sumlin has already put the kibosh on his star quarterback’s social media privileges.

That’d be a good thing.  Because at this point it’s obvious that Twitter is to Johnny Football as a single bullet is to Barney Fife — a mistake waiting to happen.

 


6 comments
MoKelly1
MoKelly1

P.S. - The Barney Fife reference was classic. Well done.

MoKelly1
MoKelly1

It will be a lot less fun if he quits tweeting. The world needs a laugh every now and again. Perhaps if he has to stop tweeting, as a compromise, he has to do a Rolling Stones Magazine interview every month.

kentatm
kentatm

CSPD are real jerks.  I've got a noise violation for having 5 people over at my apartment to play video games.  We weren't playing music, the TV wasn't turned up any louder than normal, and my friends were over for all of 10 minutes before the cops knocked on my door.  I think the tow truck drivers there are even worse though.  My last year I got towed out of my own assigned spot.  When I went to pick it up they claimed I had no tag to identify I was allowed to park there.  I walked out and took it off the rear view mirror to show it to them and they went on to claim I put it there after the fact.

Silver Creek Dawg
Silver Creek Dawg

John, your TN story is exactly why I live in Georgia, where it it illegal for unmarked police cars to participate in traffic enforcement.  Most of the police cars no longer have the light bar on top of them to help make them less identifiable while you drive down the road. 

jcgbmt2012
jcgbmt2012

First off - as an Aggie I was pretty upset with his comments on twitter and I'm not defending them by any means. However, College Station Police and University Police Departments loves giving students tickets. I myself almost made it through my four year degree without getting a ticket from CSPD or UPD. One week before graduating, I got my first ticket in College Station. When I went to the court house to pay the ticket, I told the court clerk that I was so close to graduating and almost survived CS without a ticket. She was actually shocked at the almost feat because everyone knows how tough CSPD and UPD is. What cop goes out of his way to write a ticket for parking the wrong side of the street and too dark of tint? He was probably in a residential area so who gives a rip? Most cops would just drive on past that. My best friend is a cop so I would know. He probably should have clarified his frustration and directed it towards CSPD instead of making the whole country think he was mad at the scrutiny he gets for every big event he goes to.

jcgbmt2012
jcgbmt2012

I just read the Express-News Article on this incident and got more facts. The ticket was issued after another driver complained of the direction his car was parked and they almost ran into JM's Benz. That's insane. Whether or not the car was parked in the same direction doesn't matter. There would have still be a black Mercedez-Benz parked in the same spot. The article also says the other driver complained about JM's tint. How does the tint of the windows affect another driver? So stupid. It sounds to me like the other driver targeted Johny Manziel.

Trackbacks

  1. weddingdressesau

    Further Proof That Manziel Needs A Twitter Muzzle: Controversial Weekend Tweet Spurred By Parking Ticket – MrSEC.com | SEC Football News | SEC Basketball News | SEC Football Recruiting | SEC Basketball Recruiting

  2. http://www.hearingnotes.com/

    Further Proof That Manziel Needs A Twitter Muzzle: Controversial Weekend Tweet Spurred By Parking Ticket – MrSEC.com | SEC Football News | SEC Basketball News | SEC Football Recruiting | SEC Basketball Recruiting

  3. Homepage says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 57892 more Infos: mrsec.com/2013/06/further-proof-that-manziel-needs-a-twitter-muzzle-controversial-weekend-tweet-spurred-by-parking-ticket/ [...]

  4. … [Trackback]

    [...] Informations on that Topic: mrsec.com/2013/06/further-proof-that-manziel-needs-a-twitter-muzzle-controversial-weekend-tweet-spurred-by-parking-ticket/ [...]

  5. pre-arranged intervals.experienced writerswith the increasing multitude of

    freelance writers looking for work these days, it is often difficult to find a writer that has enough experience with the subject matter to create an effective post. thankfully, article marketing service proprietors are experts in their fields and can…

  6. with topics that may appear unappealing. realize

    that it is inevitable and accept this fact. do not greet a boring topic with a disgusted sigh and an oh-no-here-we-go-again behavior; instead take it as a challenge. dare yourself that you can turn a less interesting topic into a captivating



Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC