Darren Rovell of ESPN has obtained a photo of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel signing an autograph for a broker Drew Tieman from back in early January.
It is the first visual representation of Manziel signing for Tieman. In the photo, which two sources have confirmed as legitimate, Manziel, in a long-sleeved maroon shirt, is standing over a covered pool table signing photos of his image while Tieman oversees the process.
The photo, according to sources, was taken in the Fort Lauderdale apartment in which Tieman was living at the time.
ESPN called Tieman through his company and was told he was not immediately available for comment. Texas A&M has not made Manziel available for interviews this week prior to Saturday’s game against No. 1Alabama in College Station. Neither Manziel’s attorney, Jim Darnell, nor a Texas A&M official returned calls seeking comment.
So we have another photo that still doesn’t show us that Manziel took money. ESPN and Rovell need to work a little harder.
It just so happens that this surfaced the day before Manziel and Texas A&M face off against Alabama.