A story published with the photo on ESPN.com said that two sources confirmed the image — the first to physically show Manziel signing for Tieman — was legitimate.
Tieman was named in reports last month, also by ESPN, that suggested Manziel had accepted money in exchange for signing over a thousand memorabilia items. The NCAA has found no concrete evidence tying Manziel to payments and suspended him for the first half of the Aggies’ season opener against Rice.
Texas A&M and Alabama kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
This wasn’t the only way in which Manziel’s autograph resurfaced in the last 24 hours. He evidently treated his offensive line to dinner at one of College Station’s fancier establishments Thursday evening, and the dinner party left a nice souvenir for the staff.