More than just about anyone, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is well-acquainted with the sort of NCAA investigation Texas A&M quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel faced this offseason.
Bryant missed his final season at Oklahoma State after NCAA investigators discovered that he had lied about having lunch with Deion Sanders. This caused Bryant’s draft stock to fall and, ultimately, allowed the Cowboys to land him with the 24th overall pick.
Manziel, who was investigated for allegedly selling autographs, got off a little lighter.
It was announced on Thursday that Manziel would be suspended for the first half of the Aggies’ season opener against Rice on Saturday, thus bringing the matter to a close.
Bryant told reporters Thursday night, following the Cowboys’ 24-6 loss to the Texans in the preseason finale, that he wouldn’t speak about Manziel. But according to the Dallas Morning News, Bryant did add, “I’m glad he’s playing."
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