Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel held his first autograph session since getting drafted by the Browns in 2014. The quarterback hosted his event on Sunday at the Aggieland Outfitters in College Station where he played for Texas A&M.
It is reported that about 350 fans paid at least $125 each to meet the quarterback and get an autograph. Additionally, some waited in the single-file line up to three hours in 100-degree heat. According to Manziel’s licensing agent, Panini Authentic, the sold-out session cost his devoted fans between $125 and $155 per person depending on the size and type of item they wanted signed.
Johnny Manziel having a stand in College State where he charged $125 per autograph is the most JFF thing ever. pic.twitter.com/9AQhfypGMb
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) July 13, 2015
Manziel occupied a table in the center of the store where he signed items ranging from posters and jerseys to Texas A&M and Browns replica helmets.
Manziel reportedly declined interviews with the media during the event.
The last time Manziel held an autograph session, it led to his suspension for the first half of the team’s season-opener against Rice in 2013. The college considered Manziel’s previous event an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules since the autographs were allegedly being signed for memorabilia brokers.
Manziel will enter the 2015 season as the backup to veteran quarterback Josh McCown after struggling a great deal as a rookie and spending an extended period of time in rehab earlier this year.
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