Worried about the ramifications of selling the numbers tied to student-athletes, several schools have decided not to sell football jerseys with star players' names on them this upcoming season, sources tell ESPN.
A "meaningless" touchdown at the end of the Texas A&M-Alabama game swung about $5 million in bets across sportsbooks in Vegas, estimated Jeff Sherman, assistant manager of the Las Vegas Hotel SuperBook told ESPN.com.
Texas A&M AD Eric Hyman said the school is doing all it can to support its Heisman Trophy winning Johnny Manziel while looking out for its own interests as the NCAA and the school investigates the allegations that he was paid to sign autographs.
Johnny Manziel can't capitalize on his name, but he can protect it. Manziel's corporation, JMAN2 Enterprises, filed a lawsuit in Texas last week against Eric Vaughan, a man who was selling T-shirts that read, "Keep Calm and Johnny Football."
As the legend of "Johnny Football" grew on Saturday night, it became clear that the family of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was putting itself in position to one day capitalize off his nickname.