I have always liked this web site because it is very objective. However, leaving this headline and story up is everything but objective. Not one official from the camp or Manziel has substantiated what this headline states. In fact, all of the officials have said otherwise. This is not the kind of reporting I expect or have seen from Mr. SEC in the past. The article should be taken down until the circumstances change. Mr.SEC is better than this!
Today is the last day for the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Louisiana and one player who reportedly won’t be there is Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. According to a report at Yardbarker.com, Manziel was booted from the camp by Archie Manning after showing up late Saturday afternoon.
Our source, who wishes to remain anonymous because of his connection to the camp, gave us the scoop after Manziel showed up tardy Saturday afternoon after being out on the town Friday night. The Texas A&M star reportedly enjoyed himself a little too much Friday night and rolled back into the camp at Nicholls State University some time around noon Saturday before getting the boot.
Manziel was supposed to participate in the “Air It Out” competition along with other top collegiate passers Saturday evening. He didn’t. Camp officials told local media that Manziel “is sick” and was no longer at the camp. But our source claims he was kicked out at the behest of Manning paterfamilias Archie.
Update: ESPN’s Chris Mortenson says reports about why Manziel left the camp are not accurate. Camp spokesman releases statement.
“Johnny Manziel did participate in some activities in the 2013 Manning Passing Academy as a college counselor/coach. After missing and being late for practice assignments, Johnny explained that he had been feeling ill. Consequently, we agreed that it was in everyone’s best interest for him to go home a day early.”
Deadspin also has some updates on what they have heard.
Update II: Back at the original source, Rumors & Rants is sticking by their story.
Since our original report we have talked to several other sources who were in attendance at the camp and they have confirmed that Manziel definitely was not sick despite what was reported to local media