“Johnny Loophole”?


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Johnny Manziel (AKA “Johnny Football”), the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has been living it up in the off-season. Social media has documented Manziel at the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, courtside at NBA games, partying on Spring Break, flashing fistfuls of cash at a casino in Oklahoma, and hanging out with celebrities like Justin Timberlake, LeBron James, Chris Paul, James Harden, and Rob Gronkowski. (In addition to being the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Manziel was the winner of the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, Manning Award, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Sporting News College Football Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, and a Consensus First-Team All American). Now, Manziel may have a new accomplishment to add to his laundry list of awards: he could become the first active student athlete to be paid–legally.

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