July 17th, 2013 11:48 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Texas A&M
Tags: Alabama, Johnny Manziel, Manning Passing Academy, Manziel Manning Camp, UPDATE
In addition to questions about trying to repeat as SEC/BCS champions — and about his girlfriend — Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron can expect to answer a few Johnny Manziel questions tomorrow. That’s because A&M’s quarterback today said that he simply overslept due to a dead cell phone last Saturday morning and that is what led to him leaving the Manning Passing Academy early.
And Manziel’s roommate at that camp was? Alabama’s McCarron.
So McCarron can expect to be asked a couple of things tomorrow when he shows up for SEC Media Days:
1. Was Manziel in your room when you got up and went to the Saturday morning meeting that Manziel missed?
2. If so, why didn’t you wake Manziel up?
This story is hardly the equal of Watergate. But until folks fully understand exactly what happened last week in Louisiana, the media will continue to ask questions. An in turn, that will make this Manziel/Manning Camp story seem the equal of Watergate.
UPDATE — Kevin Sumlin has told ESPN that he was informed of Manziel’s departure from the Manning Passing Academy by a representative of the camp, not by Manziel.
One other note on all of this. Manziel’s family has put out the word that the quarterback was dealing with “dehydration.” Manziel today said that he was simply too busy in July and needed to get home to get some rest. Dehydration was not mentioned — at not least in the interviews we’ve seen — by Manziel himself.
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