Bet the lawyer costs the Manziel family more than $7,500. Bet the incident costs Johnny F_____g Football a lot more in the draft next spring. Hope JFF isn't betting too. (There's bound to be a few things he hasn't gotten around to yet.)
The move comes after an ESPN report that Manziel allegedly signed autographs for money, a move that would threaten his status as an amateur.
In a statement released today, the Manziels say no member of the family will comment publicly on the investigation, in compliance with NCAA regulations.
Darnell has no prior relationship with the Manziels. His NCAA legal resume includes work representing Baylor basketball and former Southern Cal basketball coach Tim Floyd.
Update: USA Today got a comment from Darnell. The attorney made a prediction about Manziel and the Texas A&M opener. ”I can’t say much other than we’re working through the process. He’s cooperating with the investigation. We think when all this comes out on the other end, he’ll be the starting quarterback for the Aggies against Rice.”