Jim McBride’s Downs and Distance

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So Johnny Football has been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opener against Rice because he “inadvertently’’ signed his Johnny Hancock too often and the NCAA believes somebody – maybe Manziel, maybe not – profited from those autographs. The punishment – if it can be called that, I know a 14-year-old boy who’d be thrilled if I was that lenient when he missteps (sorry, Shamus) – caps a tumultuous and busy offseason for the Heisman Trophy winner (was there a major sporting event or Piggly Wiggly grand opening he didn’t attend?) About the only good thing that comes from the end of another wasted NCAA witch hunt is that college football fans can finally stop hearing about it.

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