Manziel shoves assistant during spring game

March 25, 2013

Fresh off his totally rad spring break in Mexico, Johnny Manziel returned to College Station, Texas last week, threw three interceptions during a spring practice and shoved a member of the coaching staff.

Those are just the facts. As with most facts, they are subject to interpretation. The Houston Chronicle, for example, interpreted this as evidence of the Aggie quarterback's "competitive fire," describing the incident like so:

"Following his last of three interceptions, on a short pass into the end zone as he ran into the right sidelines, an exuberant graduate assistant jumped up and down within what appeared to be inches of an irate Manziel. So Manziel shoved him. Players and coaches, who were all gathered along the sidelines, quickly separated the Giddy GA and Manziel before anything escalated."

So there's that.

I wasn't there, so I can't characterize what happened, but if there is doubt about how this ought to reflect on Manziel (and it's safe to say there is), he's certainly benefiting from it. Maybe that's the kind of juice that comes with a Heisman Trophy.