A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale. Pick a star and you can find memorabilia with a supposedly verified signature.
Heisman hopefuls Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina, Braxton Miller of Ohio State and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville. The list goes on and on.
The difference is ESPN has reported the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, got paid to sign autographs, which would violate NCAA rules.
Gamecocks associate athletic director Chris Rogers said Wednesday the school's compliance office looked into the Clowney autographs on eBay and found no violations had occurred. Buckeyes A.D. Gene Smith said school officials determined Miller had not profited from the items found online with his signature. The Cardinals came to a similar conclusion with Bridgewater.
Minnesota president Flip Saunders says the team "fully supports" the decision to send first-round draft pick Shabazz Muhammad home from the NBA rookie transition program. The former UCLA star was sent home from New Jersey after bringing a female visitor to his hotel room Tuesday night. Players are required to get approval for guests from program officials. Muhammad will have to go through the four-day program next summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals, lifting Real Madrid to a 3-1 win over Chelsea in the final of the inaugural International Champions Cup in Miami Gardens, Fla. Chelsea is coached by Jose Mourinho, who left Real Madrid earlier this year. AC Milan beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 in the third-place match.
Serena Williams won her opening match in the Rogers Cup, 6-3, 6-2 over Francesca Schiavone in Toronto. Marion Bartoli returned from a hamstring injury that sidelined her since her Wimbledon title, beating Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-3.