Hundreds pay to meet Johnny Manziel at autograph session
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — About 350 fans paid at least $125 each to meet former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel as he prepares for his second NFL season.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner appeared Sunday at Aggieland Outfitters in College Station. The Eagle (http://bit.ly/1dVWJwl ) newspaper reports Manziel hosted his first public autograph signing session since being drafted last year by Cleveland. The paper said Manziel’s licensing agent, Panini Authentic, oversaw the sold-out event that cost fans between $125 and $155 per ticket, depending on the size of the item being signed.
Manziel threw for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns for Texas A&M. He was suspended for the first half of the 2013 opener against Rice for what the school called an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules by signing autographs, allegedly for memorabilia brokers.
Information from: The Eagle, http://www.theeagle.com