In case you missed it, Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman has released a response to the ESPN The Magazine article focusing on Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel. The piece by Wright Thompson has been the most talked about piece of sports journalism this week and it didn’t paint the prettiest picture of Manziel, his family, or their relationship with A&M brass.
“Last fall we assembled a comprehensive team ranging from academics to compliance and legal to public relations to support Johnny Manziel and his family. We certainly recognize that he is under extenuating circumstances, and there is not a blueprint to dealing with the stresses, intrusions and attention that Manziel deals with on a daily basis. With Johnny and his family, we are all part of the same team and are committed to working through the challenges and expectations that are ahead of us.”
The Manziel family has yet to respond publicly to the article.