Johnny Manziel Caps Case With PleaSports Monday, July 15th, 2013
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback pleaded guilty to a charge that he failed to identify himself to police and saw the remaining charges against him dismissed during a hearing stemming from his arrest last June.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle first reported the story.
According to court records, Manziel is to pay a $2,000 fine and $232 in court costs and spend two days in jail for pleading guilty to the class B misdemeanor, but according to The Eagle, Manziel won’t serve any jail time because the judge considered Manziel’s time behind bars immediately following the arrest as time served.
The charge of possession of a false identification card was dismissed on Monday, according to court records. According to The Eagle, Manziel’s charge of disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor, was dismissed in municipal court.
Manziel’s arrest last summer occurred just after 2 a.m. on June 29, 2012, in the Northgate bar district in College Station after he was involved in a fight. Police also arrested 20-year-old Steven Brant and 47-year-old Marvin McKinney after the incident.
When officers asked Manziel for an ID, he produced a Louisiana driver’s license that showed his birthday as Dec. 6, 1990. Police checked Manziel’s wallet and found two more ID cards — a fake Texas driver’s license and Manziel’s real driver’s license that listed his date of birth as Dec. 6, 1992.
Monday’s hearing puts to bed an incident that was a topic of discussion last season as Manziel made an unprecedented run to the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman in college football history to take home the award. He set an SEC record with 5,116 total offensive yards and led the Aggies to an 11-2 record and a victory in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. The Aggies finished with their highest end-of-season ranking since 1956 at No. 5.
The 20-year-old quarterback has made plenty of headlines this offseason with his social media accounts, destinations he has traveled to or celebrities he has encountered. Most recently, Manziel made an early exit from the Manning Passing Academy, where he was serving as a camp counselor.
Manziel will appear publicly Wednesday at SEC media days in Hoover, Ala., where his offseason is certain to be a topic of discussion as he and the Aggies prepare for their second season in the SEC.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
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