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Eddie George talks about Johnny Manziel’s exit from Manning camp

July 16, 2013

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Reigning Heisman Trophy winner and current Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel left the Manning Passing Academy early Saturday. According to Manziel’s father, his early exit was due to dehydration. Reports contradicted Manziel’s father, though, and suggested Manziel showed up late to several practices and arrived at the camp hungover on his final day.

Eddie George discussed the incident Monday on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.

“I just found it hard to believe that you can be kicked out of the Manning camp because they make it so easy for you to go in, do your thing,” George said. “And you have a responsibility, and that’s what it comes down to. [. . .] As far as doing what he had to do, I guess it didn’t vibe with the Mannings, and they kindly asked him to leave.

“It was really someone being irresponsible in one area, and that’s what happened,” George continued. “And to me, that’s an area he has to grow up in, because he’s a Heisman Trophy winner.”

Tuesday, the Manning Camp released a statement that said Manziel left early due to sickness.

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