Money Manziel Broke Texas A&M’s Bank In 2012


Johnny Manziel wasn't just making money for himself (allegedly, of course) in the wake of his Heisman trophy winning season. The Aggies' move to the SEC was expected to provide a financial boost, but Manziel's domination of the league, including knocking off the eventual national champions, Alabama, defied all expectations for the 2012 season. 

It shows in Texas A&M's bank account. They racked up $740.6 million in tax free donations last year, exceeding their previous high by 70 percent. They nearly doubled donations from their in-state rival Texas, who earned $400 million. 

And to think, Manziel was investigated for possibly making a few grand from autographs. Please.