Just Johnny Football being Johnny Football. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel served his one-half game suspension on Saturday, entering the contest for Matt Joeckel in the third quarter of the Aggies’ tilt against Rice.
After taking a solid hit from Rice linebacker Nick Elder on a scramble, Manziel jumped to his feet and made an autographing gesture at the Owl defender. You can see the play in full in the video above.
Later in the quarter, Manziel threw his first touchdown pass of the season — a 23-yarder to Mike Evans. After the score, Manziel made what seems to be A&M’s signature ‘EFF YOU’ celebration to the NCAA this season: he rubbed his fingers in classic “show me the money” fashion.
Glad to see that suspension has humbled the youngster, NCAA. Good job, good effort.
A&M leads 52-28 in the fourth quarter.
[UPDATE: Manziel got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after another score.]
Pic: Johnny Manziel directs Rice player to scoreboard. pic.twitter.com/F929zCrrSu
— Alex Friedman (@Diehardsport) August 31, 2013
[H/T: Mock Session]