Around college football: Manziel practices; status for opener is unknown
Johnny Football is practicing with Texas A&M. Whether he starts the season opener is another question.
Coach Kevin Sumlin said yesterday he would not speculate when asked if quarterback Johnny Manziel will be his starter on Aug. 31 following an ESPN report that the NCAA is investigating whether the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January.
“There’s a lot of people involved in that decision,” Sumlin said.
LSU reinstates Hill
Hours after a Louisiana judge decided against sending Jeremy Hill to jail for a probation violation, LSU’s leading rusher from last season apologized to his teammates and then joined them at practice.
Coach Les Miles stressed that Hill would face further punishment from coaches, which will be handled internally, leaving open the possibility that Hill could be forced to sit out some games.
Hill was caught on video punching a man outside a bar last spring. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery — a violation of his probation from a misdemeanor stemming from a sexual relationship with a then-14-year-old girl at his high school.