Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was attending the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La., when he got "sick," camp officials said. But a source from the camp says Archie Manning himself sent Manziel home after coming to the camp hung over.
Manziel arrived late to the camp at Nicholls State University on Saturday afternoon, missing several morning meetings allegedly without telling anyone. He was supposed to participate in the "Air It Out" competition with other college passers Saturday evening, but was a no-show.
Camp officials told media that Manziel was "sick," and that he would not be able to attend the rest of the camp. If the rumors are true, it appears Archie Manning was trying to teach Manziel a lesson without publicly embarrassing him.
"Johnny Manziel did participate in some activities in the 2013 Manning Passing Academy as a college counselor/coach," the statement said. "After missing and being late for practice assignments, Johnny explained that he had been feeling ill. Consequently, we agreed that it was in everyone's best interest for him to go home a day early."
A Manning Camp official just told me that Texas A&M Qb Johnny Manziel is sick and won't compete in Air-it-out competition tonight.— Chris Singleton (@courierchris) July 13, 2013
But several more sources said Archie pulled Manziel aside after arriving late to the camp and asked him to leave.
According to users on Twitter, Manziel was out in College Station on Sunday, the day after he was too sick to miss camp.
so jealous of everyone at hookah station right now with @JManziel2— Iman Maniya (@imaniya) July 14, 2013
This is the same day Manziel's father said that he was recuperating at home.
Manziel's father said in a text message that Manziel is resting at home with his family and is not football-ready but is feeling better.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) July 14, 2013