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Johnny Manziel turns off at least one NFL scout

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10:42 AM ET 07.21 | The NFL's summer production of "Men Behaving Badly" apparently has trickled down to the college ranks as well, with the news that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel recently "departed early" from the annual Manning Passing Academy after some sort of alleged indiscretion. The situation did not escape the attention of NFL scouts, who have begun to more closely assess the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, given reports that he could leave the Aggies' program early and enter the 2014 draft. It's difficult to get a read on how scouts assess the physical talents of "Johnny Football" at this point, because he hasn't been scrutinized as closely yet as he now will, and because scouts aren't permitted to speak for attribution about potential underclass prospects. But the alleged escapades at the Manning camp, and Manziel's performance at the SEC media days last week, piqued the interest of some league personnel people. "I was especially interested in his comments about being just a '20-year-old' kid," said one regional scout who primarily works the SEC schools. "I'm tired of that excuse. If I had (Manziel) in an interview, and (suggested) to him that he was just a kid, he probably wouldn't react well. He's a 20-year-old man, he'd (protest). Well, he needs to start acting like one." The scout quickly emphasized that, his personal feelings aside, the lack of maturity exhibited by Manziel probably wouldn't greatly affect his draft status, if he's in the lottery. "But it did," he said, "turn me off some."

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July 21, 2013  11:22 AM ET

So....how 'bout them Cowboys?

::attempt to hijack thread...anything but this yahoo::

July 21, 2013  11:23 AM ET

In Fulmer Cup standings, how many point does Antonio Morrison earn the Gators for "barking at a police dog"?

July 21, 2013  11:26 AM ET

It doesn't look like Johnny will make the cover of EA NCAA.

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July 21, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

In Fulmer Cup standings, how many point does Antonio Morrison earn the Gators for "barking at a police dog"?

ROFLMAO...you gotta be kiddin'!

July 21, 2013  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So....how 'bout them Cowboys?::attempt to hijack thread...anything but this yahoo::

Like sands through the hour glass, these are the days of our lives...unfortunately.

How long til the frickin' season?

Anything but JJ's group. That's another soap opera. As "Jerry's World Whirls"

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July 21, 2013  12:24 PM ET

Johnny Manziel also turns off at least one CFB fan.

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July 21, 2013  12:58 PM ET
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Hey Harley. Howya? I see I forgot to claim my quad. Does it still count?

Like sands through the hour glass, there goes our quads.

No... :)

July 21, 2013  01:01 PM ET

Hey, where's the Notre Dame thread?

GO IRISH!

July 21, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So....how 'bout them Cowboys?::attempt to hijack thread...anything but this yahoo::

::Attempt Two::

News reporting the Phil Mickelson just won his first British Open. Guess I won't be watching that later today.

<and if I ruined it for anyone else....pffffft>

July 21, 2013  01:06 PM ET
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ROFLMAO...you gotta be kiddin'!

http://deadspin.com/floridas-antonio-morrison-arrested-for-barking-at-a-po -857233880

July 21, 2013  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

::Attempt Two::News reporting the Phil Mickelson just won his first British Open. Guess I won't be watching that later today.<and if I ruined it for anyone else....pffffft>

Phil wins. All is right with the world.

July 21, 2013  01:32 PM ET
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Phil wins. All is right with the world.

Yes indeed!!! I'm happy for Phil!!!

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July 21, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

News reporting the Phil Mickelson just won his first British Open.
Guess I won't be watching that later today.

Don't care to see Eldrick choke again?

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