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Manziel Suspended for First Half of Season Opener Against Rice

Johnny Manziel was suspended for the first half of Texas A&M University’s season-opening football game against Rice University for a violation connected to his signing of autographs.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association was investigating whether the 20-year-old Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was paid for autographs by a memorabilia dealer. The governing body for U.S. college athletics said in a release that, while it found no evidence of a money transaction, Manziel will be suspended for “an inadvertent violation” related to signing.