Johnny Manziel

 

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, apologized to his Aggie teammates, about what led up to his departure from the Manning Academy last weekend, according to ESPN.

Manziel left the camp, which was being held in Thibodaux, La., where he was working as a coach/counselor, because of his missing numerous sessions and meetings, reportedly due to illness

Officials at the camp denied earlier reports that Manziel was sent home for excessive partying, and there was a later report that said that Manziel's dad said that "Touchdown Johnny" was suffering from dehydration.

The report did not specifically say what Manziel apologized to his teammates for.

On Monday, the 20-year old Manziel pleaded guilty to a charge that he failed to identify himself to police and saw the remaining charges against him dismissed during a hearing stemming from his arrest in June 2012.

Not only did Manziel win the Heisman Trophy last season, but he also took home the Davey O'Brien Award, the Manning Award, and the Chic Harley Award, in addition to being namedAssociated Press Player of the Year,Sporting News Player of the Year, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, First-team All-SEC, SEC Freshman of the Year, SEC Male Athlete of the Year, and College Football Performance National Freshman of the Year.

As a freshman in 2012, Manziel passed for 3,706 yards, and 26 touchdowns, while running for another 1,410 yards, and 21 scores.

Manziel became first freshman, and only the fifth player in NCAA history, to pass for more than 3,000 yards, while rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a season, and set a new SEC single season record, with 5,116 yards in the process.