Dez Bryant believes the NCAA needs to punish Johnny Manziel

dez bryant

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has made it clear that he would be mad if Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel doesn’t get suspended by the NCAA after Bryant  lost his eligibility a few years ago because he lied about having  a legal dinner he had with Deion Sanders.

“Hell yeah, I’ll be mad,” Bryant said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I will be mad. But I don’t want him to get suspended. I will be mad more at the NCAA on how they do things. I just feel like it’s not fair. This is something I have no problem talking about because I feel like somebody needs to say something to him and let it be known how they treat people is not right.”

“I did lie. I came back. I told the truth and they suspended me indefinitely,” Bryant said. “The way the guy was talking to me was like I did something wrong. I didn’t know it was OK for me to go to someone’s house.”
Bryant claims he lied because he was scared.
“Right, so I got scared and I lied,” Bryant said. “I feel like if anybody else was in my position they probably would have done the same.”
Bryant wouldn’t say whether he was thinking about suing the NCAA.
“I feel like they should,” Bryant said. “I feel like players in the NCAA should. Those fans are coming out to watch them and support them. When they’re in college, it’s different. You don’t get paid like the NFL get paid. I think what would be OK would be to have just a little bit of money in your pocket. It’s hard in college. You’ve got to get a job [in the offseason] if you can. You’ve got to practice. It’s just hard. Sometimes the training table is just not good enough.”

Bryant also believes college player should be able to earn money for their autographs.
“Yes. He should be able to,” Bryant said. “He should be able to sign as many autographs and make as much money as he wants, because it’s his name. I feel like he’s the one who created it. He should be able to do whatever he feels as long as it’s legal and I don’t think there’s anything illegal about signing a picture of yourself and making money off himself. Shoot, the NCAA is making money off of it when they’re selling those No. 2 shirts. Why can’t he make a little bit of money off of it?”
Bryant isn’t mad at Manziel, he just doesn’t like the NCAA hypocrisy.
“I don’t want anything to happen to Manziel, I promise,” Bryant said. “I don’t want anything. I just want them to know what they’re doing is not right. That’s all they need to know and they need to understand that. Seriously. They really do.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.