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Manziel Suspended For First Half of Opener

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Texas A&M will suspended Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel for the first half of its season-opener against Rice on Saturday.

The one-half suspension was handed down by Texas A&M and not the NCAA.  The suspension relates to NCAA by-law, which involves the "use of a Student-Athlete's Name or Picture without Knowledge or Permission."

Billy Liucci, of, reported that the suspension deals with Manziel's involvement with a professionl autograph broker.  It is not related to accepting money or benefits, but for allowing one's name used for commercial purposes.

The suspension likely "closes the book" on the NCAA investigation into Manziel's autograph case, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.


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