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Car dealer offers Johnny Manziel-signed football for test drives

A car dealership in Texas ran a radio advertisement offering test drivers to register for a Johnny Manziel-signed football.

Rockwall Dodge of Rockwall, Texas, made the offer on ESPN 103.3, according to, offering a registration for the prize in exchange for test driving a Dodge Ram. Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M, is being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly profiting on thousands of autographs provided to memorabilia dealers.

The dealership's general manager, John Zillioux, did not return a message from NFL Draft 365, which placed a call to the dealership Tuesday evening after senior analyst Gil Brandt first reported hearing the radio ad via Twitter.

The advertisement would represent an NCAA violation if Manziel or Texas A&M failed to take steps to stop the promotion. According to the story, TAMU is aware of the advertisement and will request the promotion be cancelled.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.


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