Johnny Manziel is apparently going to have to chill out on social media.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may not have turned into an NFL star, but he was one of college football's most exciting players for a two-year span. As a result, Manziel still has a great deal of influence at the college level, and recently, he was trying to use that to his alma mater's advantage. Not anymore.
Manziel announced Wednesday morning that per NCAA rules, he is no longer allowed to tweet at recruits. It's unclear whether the NCAA itself contacted him - or whether it was Texas A&M. Either way, some of his recent tactics for attempting to help out the Aggies will have to cease.
Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in 2012, throwing for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He also rushed for 1,410 yards and 21 scores.
His NFL career, though, wasn't as successful. He was taken 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2014, but was out of the NFL by the end of the 2015 season. Some wonder whether his off-the-field activities contributed to his lack of success.
Manziel called the NCAA's rules on recruiting "always controversial." We don't disagree.
"Due to always controversial NCAA rules I will no longer be able to @ any recruits. My apologies..."
Manziel, earlier in the year, had tweeted at a few recruits about playing for Texas A&M.
Texas A&M, at the moment, has the 18th-best recruiting class in the country, per 247 Sports. Jimbo Fisher will be entering his first season as head coach in 2018.