Hundreds Pay to Meet Manziel, Get Autograph

Fans paid between $125-$155 for a ticket to get the former Aggie and current Browns quarterback's autograph

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.


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