UPDATE: (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Johnny Football will start the season on the bench, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel of No. 7 Texas A&M has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's season opener against the Rice Owls, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy on Wednesday afternoon.
An agreement has been reached between the NCAA and Texas A&M that a source told ESPN's McMurphy closes the book on Manziel's recent issues.
The NCAA has acknowledged Manziel did not receive money for signing autographs, the source said.
The NCAA had been investigating whether Manziel was paid for autographs, a potential violation of amateurism rules that could threaten his eligibility.
Texas A&M staff and players had been instructed early this week by school officials not to talk about Manziel.
(CBS) - Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is suspended for the first half of Saturday's opener vs. Rice.
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