Manziel leaves Mannings' football camp a day early

This Dec. 8, 2012 file photo shows Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel smiling as he talks to reporters after becoming the first freshman to win college footballs Heisman Trophy in New York. Manziel still has three years of eligibility left at Texas A&M. But a tweet he sent out early Sunday morning has some wondering how long he'll stay. Starting the tweet with an expletive, Manziel's said stuff "like tonight is why I can't wait to leave college station... whenever it may be." The comment went out to Manziel's more than 350,000 followers from his verified account before it was deleted almost immediately. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)

July 15, 2013 9:26:00 AM PDT
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel left the Manning family's football camp a day early after missing some of his assignments as a counselor and coach.

"After missing and being late for some practice assignments, Johnny explained that he had been feeling ill. Consequently, we agreed that it was in everyone's best interest for him to go home a day early," said a statement emailed Sunday by camp spokesman Greg Blackwell.

The camp is run by Saints quarterback Archie Manning and his two NFL QB sons, the Broncos' Peyton and the Giants' Eli.

The Texas A&M quarterback is the only freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. The school had no comment beyond the camp's statement, a university spokesman said.

The camp, held at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, began Thursday and ended Sunday.

The Mannings' statement did not say which assignments Manziel missed.

He was absent from a Saturday evening exhibition by college and pro quarterbacks and wide receivers, The Daily Comet reported Sunday. The audience pays $12 to $15 a person to see the exhibition and to support the university's athletic department.

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