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Manziel Suspended for First Half of Season-Opener, ESPN Reports

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been under investigation by the National Collegiate Athletic Association over whether he was paid for autographs by a memorabilia dealer. Photographer: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is suspended for the first half of the school’s season opening football game against Rice University, ESPN reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has been investigating whether the Heisman Trophy winner was paid for autographs by a memorabilia dealer.

Alan Cannon, a spokesman in the Texas A&M athletic department, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jay Beberman at jbeberman@bloomberg.net

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