McCarron Growing Tired Of Manziel Questions

Published on 10-Sep-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NCAA / NCAA Football Daily Update

McCarron Growing Tired Of Manziel Questions

No one seems to want to know how AJ McCarron is doing these days.

All reporters seem to want to ask him about is his relationship with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Every since it was discovered this past summer that McCarron and Manziel are apparently friends, the media can't seem to get enough of wondering what the relationship between the two star quarterbacks is like.

In any other context, that would almost sound creepy. Even to TMZ.

Does this exchange sound like it's coming from sports reporters or Perez Hilton:

Q: AJ, when is the last time you talked to Johnny?

McCarron: Around (SEC) Media Days, I think.

Q: What was the tone of the conversation?

McCarron: We're just friends, guys. Y'all make this thing to be a lot bigger than it needs to be.

If McCarron seems a little put off by the media and their questions, you would be, too. This kid is the quarterback of the defending national champions, and yet, most of the questions aren't directed at him and/or how this offense might rebound against the A&M defense. Nope, it's about his relationship with Johnny Football.

McCarron has tried to deflect attention away from their alleged bromance, but Manziel didn't help matters when he disappeared at the Manning Academy this summer and put the spotlight squarely on McCarron when asked what happened to him; the two were roommates.

Some friend. 

Obviously the media checks out what's hot for keywords every day, sees 'Manziel' still right up there, and looks for cheap headlines by making a big deal out of their being buds.

After all, they're not the first pair of pigskin slingers to be friends off the field. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, two of the biggest rivals in the game today, seem to have some kind of friendship going on.

But friendship aside, I bet McCarron would love to get revenge on his 'friend,' even if he doesn't admit it to the media.

The look on his face Saturday will tell if he got what he wanted.

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