Johnny Manziel: Family Hire Experienced Lawyer To Refute Charges That He Charged For Autographs

Johnny Manziel is reported to be facing an investigation into whether or not he was paid to sign autographs.

His family has hired an attorney from El Paso,Texas, with experience in NCAA matters, to represent him.

The Manziel family said Attorney Jim Darnell would be acting on behalf of the Texas A&M quarterback.

ESPN has reported that Manziel is being investigated for allegedly signing autographs for money before last January’s BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame.

Such a deal would seriously jeopardize Manziel’s status as an amateur.

The Manziels also say that, to abide by NCAA regulations, Johnny Manziel and no other member of the family will comment publicly about the investigation.

Darnell says he has no prior relationship with either Johnny Manziel or his family, but he has worked on numerous NCAA cases before.

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