Johnny Manziel explains himself at SEC Media Day

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Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel took the mic today for SEC Media Day, and the event is the highlight of the 2013 college football preseason. Well, Johnny Manziel answering questions about his off-the-field issues is certainly the highlight of SEC and any other college football media day; that’s for sure.

“There’s a lot of rumors out there, a lot of talk. I’ve been very eager to get a chance to share my side of the story. I missed a meeting. It wasn’t anything due to the night prior. It was just simply my phone died, I overslept, I woke up the next morning whenever I did, went and talked to them and it was kind of a mutual decision to get home and get some time to relax,” Johnny Manziel said about why he was sent home from the Manning Passing Camp. By Archie Manning himself.

Johnny Manziel claims he wasn’t hungover, but some pictures out there show otherwise.

“I’m still going to live my life to the fullest,” Manziel said about whether or not he’s going to be more socially conservative or tone down his partying.

“It’s been a busy summer for me. I probably bit off more than I can chew in July, been traveling, been going a lot of places. I just overslept. I made a mistake and didn’t wake up in time when I should have.

Johnny Manziel claims all he did was miss a meeting


“I told him I felt like the deal really got blown out of proportion, and I’m sorry for that, for the way it was spun and the way it was taken out of context,” he said. I never meant to make A&M look bad, or especially him. Me and Coach Sumlin have such a special relationship, and I never would have wanted to upset him.”

Whether this is believable or not is up to you. This is the side of the story from Johnny Manziel. I do have an acerbic writing style, but I’m not exactly being acerbic here by saying Johnny Manziel could very well be full of crap.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a correspondent for 95.7 The Fan, and reports on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now.  President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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