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05:01 PM ET 04.17 | Behind the Heisman, the extremely popular Twitter, and the superstar status, Johnny Manziel is just a rising sophomore who none of us had heard of last year. That makes the last year very strange for Manziel, as he told CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman.

For starters, he's irritated he gets asked questions on how he can afford to do stuff he's always done, like get nice seats at Spurs games:

"They keep sending me questionnaires asking me who's funding the trip? Who's doing this? Every time I respond back 'ME, ME and ME' in capital letters. Hey, I don't mean to sound rude, but this is stuff I've always done, and I know you're just doing your job, but it gets to you every now and again."

Manziel also talks on his Twitter and how cool it is to go to Drake concerts and get to actually hang out with Drake when he had bad seats last year.

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April 17, 2013  06:01 PM ET

Who is "THEY?" The NCAA? And wouldn't it be wiser for Johnny Football to say "My Pappy's funding the trip," rather than paint a X-ring on your back by responding "ME, ME, ME?"

April 17, 2013  07:36 PM ET
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Who is "THEY?" The NCAA? And wouldn't it be wiser for Johnny Football to say "My Pappy's funding the trip," rather than paint a X-ring on your back by responding "ME, ME, ME?"

He could respond more specifically, but think he is saying "His family" when he says ME....that's how the youth roll.

April 17, 2013  08:11 PM ET

Time for our daily Manziel story.

April 18, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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He could respond more specifically, but think he is saying "His family" when he says ME....that's how the youth roll.

Biggest **** the sport has seen in some time

April 18, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Biggest **** the sport has seen in some time

D-
Bag

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April 18, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Lulz ...somehow this doesnt surprise me

My quote, or that's he's a db :)

Luv how he contradicts himself in the same article saying "this is the stuff I've always done" and in the next paragraph how cool it is now to hang with Drake compared to the bad seats a year ago. So, exactly how is that "ME" paid for back stage pass and private jet this year vs. last?

I know who he got the floor seats from for the heat-mavs game

April 18, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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I know who he got the floor seats from for the heat-mavs game

Inquiring minds want to know, too...since you dangled that little goody out there.... ;-)


And I think I recall hearing that his fam is fairly well off, so possible he means he hasn't been money-limited from doing stuff many "regular" college students can't do. Not trying to defend, mind you...

April 18, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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Inquiring minds want to know, too...since you dangled that little goody out there.... ;-)And I think I recall hearing that his fam is fairly well off, so possible he means he hasn't been money-limited from doing stuff many "regular" college students can't do. Not trying to defend, mind you...

his family is certainly comfortable. Well enough to purchase all that's going on at FMV, no.

April 18, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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his family is certainly comfortable. Well enough to purchase all that's going on at FMV, no.

Farmer's Motor Vehicles?

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April 18, 2013  12:55 PM ET

Manziel is a sanction waiting to happen?

April 18, 2013  02:07 PM ET
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his family is certainly comfortable. Well enough to purchase all that's going on at FMV, no.

So when should we expect your report to the NCAA? :)

April 18, 2013  02:16 PM ET
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So when should we expect your report to the NCAA? :)

thats between those that are smart enough to hide it and the inept ncaa

for the record, hope aTm goes 11-1, but JFF has a rating below 80

...make that 10-2, I'll root for the Miners too

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April 19, 2013  06:16 AM ET
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thats between those that are smart enough to hide it and the inept ncaafor the record, hope aTm goes 11-1, but JFF has a rating below 80...make that 10-2, I'll root for the Miners too

I couldn't care less what his 'rating' is. **** like that is for folks that need to justify subpar performance. All that matters is wins. If it's needed, I'll drive a case of Kleenex to Southlake to help clean up all the burnt orange jelly. Let me know. :D

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