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    Jul 19, 2013

    Inside The Catty Feud Between Johnny Manziel And A.J. McCarron

    The world may never know for sure why they're fighting. But we have an idea.

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    Last weekend, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny "Football" Manziel made headlines when he was allegedly too hungover to fulfill his duties as camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy and wound up leaving camp early.

    After the incident, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner came forward and insisted that he simply overslept because his phone had died and his departure from the academy was the result of being stretched too thin from all of his obligations in and outside of camp.

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    Then we found out that his roommate at camp was A.J. McCarron, quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. And so the plot thickens...

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    In case you don't remember, Johnny Manziel and the Aggies spoiled the perfect season for Alabama last year, and it was that game where Johnny Manziel became "Johnny Football" in America's mind. And yet, despite this, the two quarterbacks are said to be friends. Which explains why they bunked together at the Manning Passing Academy. Or does it?

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    If they truly are friends, why wouldn't McCarron wake up Manziel? Sure, it's not his responsibility, but that's what a friend and roommate does, right? After all, it's not like A.J. didn't know that Johnny had to be up at that time. It just doesn't make sense. Or maybe it does. Think about it...

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    Even though Alabama won another National Championship this past season, the spotlight has been on Manziel ever since the two played one another. And even during the championship game, it was McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who made headlines. So it's not hard to see how someone in his position might get a little frustrated from the lack of attention. And maybe, just maybe, McCarron saw an opportunity to take down Manziel in the most nonchalant way possible and took advantage of it.

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    On the night before Manziel's departure from camp, McCarron got Manziel drunk, turned off Manziel's phone, and in the morning, he did not wake up Manziel on purpose! And then he went on to coach little kids how to throw a football. Ladies and gentleman, open your eyes. This was a calculated act of revenge and jealousy by a madman, NAY!, a monster. And Manziel was merely a victim of this monster's passive-aggression.

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    Or, you know, maybe Manziel just had a little too much to drink and slept through his alarm because he was worn out and possibly hungover. And maybe McCarron didn't wake him up because he simply figured that Manziel could get his shit together, like an adult. And maybe McCarron's tired of talking about Manziel because they're not on the same team, they're not that close, and he simply does not care what Manziel does because it does not affect him or his team.

    But that's probably not the case. Just look at this face and tell me he doesn't turn off phones for fun.

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    That's what I thought.