Dez Bryant doesn't want Johnny Manziel to be suspended
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Dez Bryant is feeling a bit conflicted about the Johnny Manziel story

8/14/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) leaves the huddle during the first quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY SportsCowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has some pretty strong feelings about the whole Johnny Manziel situation.

That's probably because he faced similar issues when he was at Oklahoma State, and he was actually suspended by the NCAA. He sounds like he's contradicting himself, but bear with me... he's not.
 
"Hell yeah, I'll be mad [if Manziel isn't suspended]. I will be mad. But I don't want him to get suspended. I will be mad more at the NCAA on how they do things. I just feel like it's not fair. This is something I have no problem talking about because I feel like somebody needs to say something to him and let it be known how they treat people is not right."

Basically, what Dez is saying is that he completely disagrees with the NCAA about how they handle situations like Manziel's (and his own). So on one hand, he doesn't want Manziel to be suspended, because he thinks the NCAA is being ridiculous.

On the other hand, Bryant himself was suspended, so he'll be upset if the NCAA isn't consistent with the way they handle different players, at the very least.

Bryant's stance on the big picture issues is pretty clear:
 
"He should be able to sign as many autographs and make as much money as he wants, because it's his name. I feel like he's the one who created it. He should be able to do whatever he feels as long as it's legal and I don't think there's anything illegal about signing a picture of yourself and making money off himself. Shoot, the NCAA is making money off of it when they're selling those No. 2 shirts. Why can't he make a little bit of money off of it?"

Aug 7, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) practices at Coolidge Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsAre there still people (other than the NCAA) who actually still disagree with this? If so, I'd love to hear your justification behind it.

In America, where we pride ourselves on a capitalist economy, if there are people willing to pay for Johnny Manziel's signature, why shouldn't he be able to make money off that? Just like everything else in the world, it's a case of supply and demand. Why should that have anything to do with his college football eligibility?

I'd really love to hear someone explain that to me. Because honestly, it just doesn't make any sense.
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8/14/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

conflicted?