The Johnny Football Chronicles
Johnny Manziel is annoyed at the police — again: A most ridiculous reason to hate College Station
Poor Johnny Manziel. The 20-year-old football phenom can't even get a parking ticket without the whole world finding out.
Of course, he's not exactly a silent victim in the media frenzy. Manziel provides a near-constant stream of story fodder with his real and virtual antics.
The Texas A&M sophomore quarterback (and reigning Heisman Trophy winner) drew the ire of Aggieland with a late night tweet over the weekend when he wrote "Bullshit like tonight is a reason why I can't wait to leave college station . . . whenever it may be."
One wonders how the police had Manziel's cellphone number.
Manziel quickly deleted the disparaging comment and replaced it with this one: "Don't ever forget that I love A&M with all of my heart, but please please walk a day in my shoes."
Now there's talk that Manziel's angry words were about a parking ticket. A source tells the Chronicle that Manziel was fishing with friends in Port Aransas when he got a call from a police officer, "who wrote him a ticket for being parked the wrong way in front of his house (in College Station) and for his windows being tinted too dark."
One wonders how the police officer had Manziel's cellphone number and why law enforcement activity would sour Johnny Football on the town that worships him. But then again, it's not Manziel's first brush with the College Station boys in blue.
An arrest in June 2012 left him suspended from the football team. Manziel, then 19, was accused of possessing two fake IDs and fighting in College Station's Northgate bar district.
He decided to stay at Texas A&M when his suspension was overturned by the dean of student life. The rest, as they say, is history.