COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Despite new allegations of signing memorabilia for money Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel returned to practice with his teammates Tuesday evening.
Manziel did not speak to the media after practice, and head coach Kevin Sumlin only wanted to talk football. "We (Johnny and I) talk about a lot of different things. I think as far as football goes I can talk to you about all that, but when you're talking about those types of things there's not a whole lot I can say about that. We've got a university spokesperson, that's Jason Cook, and anything related to that issue he's going to be the guy to answer that."
KBTX Sports reached out to Cook, who replied in a text message, "We do not have any additional information to share at this stage."
As for the actual performance on the field, Sumlin thinks his team is doing good work. "It's been really good. I think the energy has been great. I think a lot of things have happened over the past week as I said at the press conference, I thought the best thing for us was to get back in a routine and get back with the guys they know and get into meetings."
In case Manziel is not able to play this season, Sumlin thinks he has a good group of quarterbacks behind him that are each a bit different. "They've all looked pretty good. They've had their moments. Matt Davis can move around, try to create things. Matt Joeckel is more of a pocket guy. Kenny (Hill) is probably a little bit of both."
Running back Brandon Williams, a transfer from Oklahoma, has been in a boot the first two days of practice, but Sumlin expects him back in plenty of time for the game against Rice on August 31. Kicker Taylor Bertolet has also been out of practice, but Sumlin would not comment on his injury.
The Aggies are set to return to the Coolidge Grass Practice Fields Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.