Ricky Williams on Johnny Manziel

Ricky Williams
Ricky Williams gives a candid response regarding the ongoing drama surrounding Johnny Manziel.

Ricky Williams has never been one for diplomacy and has always been upfront and candid about the way he feels.

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So, when the subject of Johnny Manziel came up, the former Heisman trophy winner and Texas star running back didn’t shy away from stating his opinion.

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“You know once you win the Heisman trophy, there’s going to be more attention on you. To the media I would say, if the media did their research on who this kid was, nobody would be surprised.”

Though this is obviously a slight on Manziel and his post-Cotton Bowl antics, it can also be taken as a critique on the way the national media has handled this ongoing soap opera.

Williams won the Heisman in 1998, the same year he broke Tony Dorsett’s all-time rushing record. Williams and Earl Campbell are the only Longhorns to have received the Heisman Trophy.

Brian Kendall

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