Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, has said many times that he’s continually adjusting to the new spotlight that has found him, but he's also had to deal with the malicious downside of his fame.
On Monday, website outkickthecoverage.com posted a photo of Manziel kissing his Heisman Trophy and the statue appeared to be holding some sort of cigarette (though the headline suggests it’s a joint).
Of course, the photo spread like wildfire and even though outkickthecoverage.com said it could not confirm it was Manziel or confirm with Texas A&M the photo was real, it still sparked controversy and Manziel had to take to Twitter to defend himself.
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ABSOLUTELY PHOTOSHOPPED. People are always out to get me...sorry for kissing my trophy
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 22, 2013