Johnny Manziel made a name for himself this year with his incredible quarterback play, and the administrators at Texas A&M want to keep it that way.
Manziel was bestowed the nickname "Johnny Football" thanks to his unstoppable runs and impeccable passes. But several recent photos have Manziel attracting attention for some not-so-glamorous reasons.
Earlier this month Manziel posted a photo of himself at an Oklahoma casino with a stack of cash. After some strong backlash the photo was removed.
The next day several photos were released of Manziel partying at a Dallas bar.
Neither photo showed Manziel doing anything illegal, but they didn't exactly help his image.
So in an effort to quell any future wrongdoing, Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman met with Manziel's parents recently to discuss Manziel's new responsibility.
"It's (about) education, and we've got to help the family and Johnny with the transition into being a Heisman award winner," Hyman told the San Antonio Express-News. "There are things you have to learn, and we have to help him with that."
Last week Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said Manziel, who will be a sophomore next year, could win multiple Heismans if he can stay out of jail and off of Twitter.
While Stoops later apologized for his choice of words, the idea that Manziel's exploits shouldn't overshadow his talent was one that Hyman stressed.
"I told [Manziel's parents] he's no longer a freshman, and he's no longer a sophomore, junior or senior," Hyman said. “He is a 'Heisman.'"
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