Manziel pleads guilty to 2012 charge, sentenced
Johnny Manziel’s day in court for his arrest last summer in College Station came and went Monday with the Heisman Trophy winner pleading guilty for failing to identify himself to police officers.
According to The Eagle, Manziel’s guilty plea comes with a fine of $2,000, two days in jail and $232 in court costs. Manziel, who was in need of some good news after a long weekend at the Manning Passing Academy, got some as he won’t have to serve any time since he was jailed following his arrest last June.
Manziel could have faced up to 180 days in jail.
According to the report, the other charge against Manziel, possessing a fake license, was dismissed during the five-minute hearing.
Manziel was briefly suspended from A&M following the arrest after the fight outside a bar. He considered transferring from school but had the suspension overturned following an appeal that included support from Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Monday’s court date was originally scheduled for the afternoon but was moved to the morning.
It’s been a busy few days for Manziel. He was at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana but was sent home from the camp Saturday after he failed to show for a Saturday session. His father said Manziel was sick and was dehydrated. Pictures of Manziel and Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron at a bar showed up before Manziel left camp. More pictures of Manziel Saturday night surfaced of him out in College Station.
According to an ESPN.com report, Manziel’s busy weekend also included an apology to the Texas A&M coaching staff for his actions at the Manning camp.
Monday’s hearing was related to an incident last June in which Manziel was taken to jail after a fight involving Manziel, a 47-year-old man and one of Manziel’s friends.