Originally Posted by Balla_Status
Right. Do you know how much money the NCAA would stand to lose if Manziel is ineligible?
The NCAA requires DIRECT evidence. Not circumstantial evidence.
Statement from the NCAA when Newton was cleared:
There were former Auburn players who made claims (like the brokers) that there was wrongdoing in the program and players were getting paid. But Auburn was cleared as there wasn't sufficient/direct evidence of the wrongdoing.
So like I said, there is no direct proof currently of Manziel getting paid. READ UP.
Your insecurity is shining through your post. You're all over the place here. First, you talk about all the money the NCAA would lose. Well, duh. That doesn't change the fact that Bryant is right: Letting Manziel go unpunished is hypocritical. Then you talk about the level of evidence. Come on. The NCAA reads the news, we all know Manziel has been selling autographs. 4400 freebies? Get real. 6 different brokers claiming to have been paid? The reality is that the NCAA doesn't want to dismiss their cash cow and are looking for an excuse not to kill the Alabama/A&M showdown. The outcome of the Newton case doesn't change that fact, really the Newton case just shows what a joke the NCAA really is. They decided that it was just his dad taking money and the son (who once bought a stolen laptop) was completely innocent. "Read up."
The NCAA is ridiculous. Like how they let Terrelle Pryor play in the bowl game with his suspension beginning the next season.
I'm not saying Manziel is definitely getting a suspension. I'm just agreeing with the statement that Dez Bryant made: If they don't suspend Manziel the NCAA is showing how hypocritical they are.
The most likely outcome is that some time after the Alabama game, maybe this season, maybe after this season, they declare that Manziel violated the rules. If A&M is on top of the SEC he'll be "clean" the whole season. If they stumble he'll be "guilty" sometime around mid-season.
But your idea that what's holding them up is a lack of evidence? That's almost funny. The NCAA has all the power here, they can do whatever they want and always have. That's why Dez Bryant lost a whole season for lying about a meal.