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Select Sports Group denies contact with Manziel

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A report recently surfaced that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will sign with Select Sports Group, a Houston-based sports agency.  Doing so would result in a forfeiture of Manziel’s remaining eligibility to play college football.

Reached for confirmation of the report, agent Erik Burkhardt of Select Sports Group denied not only that Manziel plans to sign with the firm but that the firm has talked to Manziel.

Having contact with Manziel would not constitute a violation of NFLPA rules.

“It’s simply false,” Burkhardt told PFT regarding the report.  “Nobody in our firm has ever spoken to Johnny.  But if you can up to him, tell him I think he’s a hell of a player and should win the Heisman.”

On Saturday night, Manziel will find out whether he has won the Heisman.  On Friday, Manziel suggested in an interview with Dan Patrick that Manziel would consider staying in school if he will not be a first-round draft pick.

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14 Responses to “Select Sports Group denies contact with Manziel”
  1. dinofrank60 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:49 AM

    I’ll bet, though Sumlin appreciates his talent, he can’t wait for this kid to leave.

  2. unbridledsexy says: Dec 14, 2013 12:59 AM

    i can’t wait to see this kid crash and burn in the NFL. God, that’s gonna be one hell of a wake up call.

  3. bryans49ers says: Dec 14, 2013 1:31 AM

    Lol. . Yea ok, we are going to believe this guy? I’m sure the deal is inked and Johnny is on his way to the Combine.

  4. eagleseagleseagles says: Dec 14, 2013 1:38 AM

    j-money sure would look good in an eagles uniform…..but 1) he’s immature 2) not yet ready for the NFL 3)would still back up nick foles for a couple of years. Best scenario for him would be to go to a QB needy team with a hard coach. Schiano would be good but he’s probably gonna stick with glennon so i would say the RAMS if they give up on Bradford.

  5. calibear831 says: Dec 14, 2013 2:53 AM

    Jay-z will get Johnny “money” manziel

  6. granadafan says: Dec 14, 2013 3:11 AM

    You know when a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving.

  7. bunjy96 says: Dec 14, 2013 6:34 AM

    RGIII copy?

  8. mrbigass says: Dec 14, 2013 7:51 AM

    Poor baby. Ask Geno how that first round pick thing went…….

  9. cwk22 says: Dec 14, 2013 7:53 AM

    Go to the Redskins. You will fit right in.

  10. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 14, 2013 8:36 AM

    Jay Z would get him what… addicted to drugs and a weapons charge? Worked for Ryan Leaf.

  11. nawlinssaints1956 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:12 AM

    Cash money, homey…

  12. kristucker3 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:42 AM

    Check out the big brain on Brad

  13. mizzousooner says: Dec 14, 2013 10:23 AM

    He probably signed with SSG a couple of years ago. They were the ones lining up those autograph for cash sessions.

  14. allday420ap says: Dec 14, 2013 10:47 AM

    Can we stop bringing up that clown jay -z

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