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Bryant Wants Manziel Suspended if Guilty

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, wants to see Johnny Manziel suspended if it is proven that he accepted money for autograph signings.  But Bryant is more mad at the NCAA, than Manziel.

“Hell yeah, I’ll be mad,” Bryant said, according to the Star-Telegram.  “I will be mad.  But I don’t want him to get suspended. I will be mad more at the NCAA on how they do things.  I just feel like it’s not fair.  This is something I have no problem talking about because I feel like somebody needs to say something to him and let it be known how they treat people is not right.”

Come to think of it, do you know any college football fan that isn’t mad at the NCAA?

Bryant thinks that Manziel and other players should be able to sell their autograph without penalty.  If you polled a thousand ex-players, probably 999 of them would say that players should either be paid a stipend or be able to earn money based on their efforts on the gridiron.

“Yes. He should be able to,” Bryant said.  “He should be able to sign as many autographs and make as much money as he wants, because it’s his name.  I feel like he’s the one who created it.  He should be able to do whatever he feels as long as it’s legal and I don’t think there’s anything illegal about signing a picture of yourself and making money off himself.  Shoot, the NCAA is making money off of it when they’re selling those No. 2 shirts.  Why can’t he make a little bit of money off of it?”

  • Agdoc

    Soooo, Dez wants him suspended but not really, feels he was justified in what he did and should be allowed to profit off his autograph, hates the NCAA and feels their rules are unfair and unfairly enforced,… Kind of makes this a highly misleading title to the article, no? In short, Dez agrees with Manziel. What a surprise. So do the overwhelming majority of college athletes and fans. How about an article on THAT?

  • Rick

    Dez has every right to be pissed. Remember, his college career was basically ended because he lied to the NCAA because he was afraid that he MIGHT have done something wrong. In the end, he had done nothing wrong but since he lied to the NCAA about his personal contacts, he was suspended. I think he is trying to say that the rules make no sense, but he was punished and NCAA should enforce the rules equally. After all, Manziel’s possible violations are much more serious than anything Dez ever did.