Report: Broker Claims He Paid Johnny Manziel for Autographs


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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An autograph broker from the East Coast told ESPN on Tuesday that he allegedly paid Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel $7,500 for signing approximately 300 mini and full-sized helmets during a weekend in early January.

ESPN was shown two cell phone videos by the broker in which Manziel is autographing white Texas A&M helmets and footballs laid out on a bed in a hotel room in New Haven, Conn. Manziel is not shown on the video accepting money.

The broker explained to ESPN that he recorded Manziel signing the memorabilia to be used as proof with an authenticating company.

The NCAA is currently investigating allegations that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner accepted payment for autograph signings.

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