Stanford DE Ben Gardner defends Johnny Manziel on Twitter

The NCAA has so far avoided a full-on player revolt, though cracks are showing, not surprisingly from the progressive Pac-12.

Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer and kicker Jake Smith are among the six current players suing the NCAA and Electronic Arts, and Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner took to Twitter on Sunday to defend Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who is under investigation for potentially violating NCAA bylaws by receiving compensation for signing autographs.

Former Cardinal teammate Sam Schwartzstein added his two cents.

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