Last year, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel almost never played a game for Texas A&M when he was suspended before the season for an incident in which he was discovered with a fake ID.
Manziel decided to transfer when the school prohibited him from playing football, and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin reportedly wrote a letter to appeal the suspension.
“A lot has been said about discipline, but he went through all that, which is a little bit more than people think,” Sumlin said, according to NewsOK.com. “That’s not a public deal, it’s just what I ask him to do. He did all those things, and his parents were involved in all of that. So for him to go through that, then go through camp and those types of things and earn the job, that’s what’s brought him to where he is now.”
The suspension was ultimately overturned on the appeal and Manziel went on to win the Heisman.