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August 6, 2013

Newton talks with Manziel about college limelight

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Manziel has struggled to stay out of the news since leading Texas A&M to an 11-2 record and an upset win over No. 1 Alabama en route to becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman. The latest potential problem involves an ESPN report that the NCAA is investigating whether he was paid for signing hundreds of autographs last January.

If it is found that Manziel was paid for his autograph on memorabilia it could potentially violate NCAA amateurism rules and put his eligibility in risk.

Newton said he hopes "that everything works out in the best for him so he can get back to what he likes to do and that's playing football."

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