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NCAA Investigating Johnny Manziel

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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ ESPN says the NCAA is investigating whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January.
 
       Citing unidentified sources, ESPN's ``Outside the Lines'' said the Heisman Trophy winner signed items in exchange for a five-figure fee during his trip to Miami for the BCS championship game.
 
       ESPN said sources told ``Outside the Lines'' that Manziel signed photographs, footballs, mini football helmets and other items at the request of autograph broker Drew Tieman.
 
       ESPN reported that a source said James Garland, the NCAA's assistant director of enforcement, contacted Tieman and at least one person associated with the signings in June.
 
       The NCAA and Texas A&M declined to comment Sunday night.

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