POSTED: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 10:24am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
As if Tyler native and Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, needed anymore bad publicity this summer, another autograph broker has come out Monday morning saying Manziel was paid for signing autographs.
According to media reports, a notorious EBay broker in the Southeast claims Manziel's personal assistant and friend, Nate Finch, told him, last season, Manziel would no longer sign autographs without being compensated.
The online broker says "Johnny Football" signed approximately 50 items for him at a team hotel the evening before Texas A&M beat The University of Alabama 29-24 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Manziel passed for 253 yards, including two touchdowns as the Aggies took down the number one ranked Crimson Tide.
The broker, who wished to remain anonymous when speaking to ESPN's Joe Schad, said Finch not only promised more Manziel signing sessions, but could also provide other current big-name college players for sessions, in which they would also need to be paid for their autographs.
Sunday afternoon, Outside the Lines broke the story that the NCAA was investigating whether or not Manziel was paid thousands for signing memorabilia prior to the BCS National Championship in Miami.
Texas A&M is holding their football media days on Monday which Manziel was abruptly pulled from.