HOOVER, Ala. (July 17, 2013)--Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel says he missed activities at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana because he "overslept," and says his absence had nothing to do with being out the night before.
Manziel, 20, left the camp for high school prospects that the Manning family runs in Louisiana before it ended last weekend.
He said his eventful offseason has been at times "blown out of proportion," although he did acknowledge that he needs to make better decisions because he's such a public figure.
The Heisman Trophy winner faced hundreds or reporters Wednesday during Southeastern Conference Media Days.
Wearing a dark blue suit, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore discussed his fame, decision-making and even answered a few questions about football.
Manziel is the first freshman to win the Heisman.