Heisman QB Manziel leaves Manning camp

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Johnny Manziel

THIBODAUX – Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel couldn't make it through the 2013 Manning Passing Academy held at Nicholls State University this weekend as he was reportedly sent home due to illness.

Many of the best quarterbacks that college football has to offer were in Thibodaux for the camp, run by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and their father, Archie Manning.

Manziel reportedly missed some assigned meetings and practice sessions as a college coach and counselor.

The Manning Academy released a statement explaining the situation.

"Johnny Manziel did participate in some activities in the 2013 Manning Passing Academy as a college counselor/coach," the statement read. "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."

This statement comes on the heels of rumors that Manziel was actually sent home for staying out late the night before and showing up tardy to practice sessions.

Manziel was scheduled to speak at SEC Media Days this week. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge on Monday in connection with an arrest in June 2012.