• Jan 25th 2013 at 6:51AM
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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, may ha... Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, may have gotten a speeding ticket, but the judge overseeing it may be in far more trouble. (AP photo).
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel may have outrun the Oklahoma football team's defense in epic fashion earlier this month, but the Texas A&M quarterback cannot outrun the long arm of the law.

Police in the suburban Dallas city of Ennis issued Manziel a speeding ticket last week. While the infraction was ordinary, a local judge found himself in some hot water after posting about his defendant on his personal Facebook account.

"Too funny," Judge W. Lee Johnson wrote. "So it seems that a certain unnamed (very) recent Heisman Trophy winner from a certain unnamed "college" down south of here got a gift from the Ennis P.D. while he was speeding on the 287 bypass yesterday."

In the comments section, Johnson at least had the foresight to amend his post to say, "allegedly speeding, my bad." But he probably didn't envision the complications that followed.

Johnson, who has served in the city for 25 years, was reprimanded in a press release distributed by city manager Steve Howerton, who wrote that "receiving a traffic ticket is not a humorous matter. Further, it is not the policy of the city of Ennis to indiscriminately publish the identity of traffic ticket recipients or to publicly lecture them."

In the post, Johnson had also admonished Manziel, "Time to grow up/slow down young 'un."

For the record, Johnson did not matriculate at any of A&M's big rivals, namely Texas and Oklahoma. He's a Baylor grad.



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      • 2 Years Ago
      Someone needs to make sure your links go to the right story. Good thing this isn't a real newspaper or someone would have been fired for putting the wrong story under the headline.
      • 2 Years Ago
      who cares. i wanted to read about the plates
      reste0123
      • 2 Years Ago
      Texas......nough said Y'all or is it ALL Y'all? Always get that mixed up....LOL
        Chuck
        • 2 Years Ago
        @reste0123
        I think its all Y'all when talking to more than one person and Y'all when talking to one person. What cracks me up is how do you consider one person as all. Or when you say all y'all are you considering a group of people as individual alls. ROFLMAO
        Jeff
        • 2 Years Ago
        @reste0123
        It's always too funny to hear you Californians be jealous of our low cost of living and absence of a state income tax. While you continue to squander your income away to a state which literally and figuratively stands on shaky ground, Texas continues to pay out more money to the Federal Government than it receives. So laugh all you want, at least I still have some semblance of freedom.
          mbar1958
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jeff
          Lol, funny how the state that want ALL illegal aliens there.....so they can exploit them talks about bigotry....LMAO.
          Dale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jeff
          I'm in California and I am not laughing, I envey you.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jeff
          I agree, you guys are some stubborn bastards but your doing something right. Every time I go to Houston or Dallas all I see are giant houses and big ass trucks.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jeff
          Don't forget your biggoted history and your backwards ass justice system.
      choicef
      • 2 Years Ago
      fine his crooked ass and suspend w/o pay for 30 days !! bet he will engage his brain b4 his big mouth next time
      ga7smi
      • 2 Years Ago
      should be one former judge - what an idiot - should be disbarred for life
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK but the real story is Johnny Football WAS speeding and is not his first brush with the Law. Stop covering up for this kids misdoings by laying blame off on the Judge And after all he did not name anyone so we are assuming he meany Johnny Football
      ghpianoman
      • 2 Years Ago
      On one hand, that's very unprofessional for a judge to do something like this. On the other hand.. nobody says boo at the fact that paparazzi does this exact same thing every minute of every day. I guess judges should be held to slightly higher standards.
        jrgordon47
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ghpianoman
        Paparazzi are shielded by freedom of the press...they don't and I mean DON'T have to prove anything. Meanwhile a judge must uphold the law and can ruin you if he's exceeding his duties!
      propackage
      • 2 Years Ago
      So there is some truth to the good ole boy syndrome. Nice to see some documentation
        Richard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @propackage
        Oh yes propackage, what a scoff law he is, the nerve of this good ol' boy going around doing the exact things that 99% of other politicians do. Make an example of him and save the other 99%.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I clicked on a story about a man in GA who was denied personalized license plates and got THIS story!!!...WTF??????
        Lyricwrite
        • 2 Years Ago
        I thought it was just me. I got the same! WTF?
        jrgordon47
        • 2 Years Ago
        It's the same story...you just got ta read it in a mirror with your GOP decoder ring on your middle hand.
          Richard
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jrgordon47
          You must be one of those big government mama's boys jrgordon47, who needs big brother telling you what to do 24/7. Bet you keep a night-light on to scare away those big bad independent folks that prefer less government interference into their daily lives. Maybe the judge will give you a room to stay in his home just for the privilege of telling you how to act.
      jrgordon47
      • 2 Years Ago
      Them boy's got too much time in their hands and r getting way to much $'s for what they do! Let's all go catch a dust devil next week.
      screen
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what
      williamg
      • 2 Years Ago
      reste0123......Aw you just don't like anything big..
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