Kirk Herbstreit unloads on Johnny Manziel
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday August 06, 2013
Nobody provides as good of analysis on all things college football as Kirk Herbstreit. His insight and perspective make him the best at what he does, period.
Moreover, he doesn’t go after people unnecessarily. He just calls it as he sees it.
Today, Herbie was at his best when summarizing the situation regarding Johnny Manziel and the report that Manziel accepted $7,500 in exchange for autographs.
In disbelief, Herbstreit said, “Let me put this in perspective for fans. Almost every single person that signs a letter of intent to play high-level athletics, especially high-level college football, understands that you’re not supposed to take money.”
“Now the guy who wins the Heisman Trophy, times 100, knows and is aware that you can’t sign things for money. Now imagine being that person. Imagine walking into a room trying to be sneaky, and people that you don’t know have a camera phone on you as you’re signing Texas A&M helmets and footballs.”
“Is he that dumb? Could he possibly have done that? Either that’s the most outrageous story, or he’s the dumbest human being to ever play college football.”
“I mean, how do you walk into a room with people you don’t know with camera phones….
Fowler interjected, “This broker said Manziel wasn’t aware that recordings were being made.”
A fired up Herbstreit responded, “Be aware. Be aware. When he goes to McDonalds, he’s got to be aware.”
“This is either the craziest story I’ve ever heard, or he’s lost his mind.”
Like all of us, with the season right around the corner, Herbstreit would rather talks about games instead of the circus about Manziel.
He wants to talk Johnny Football, drop the Johnny.
Can you blame him? I can’t.