Manziel gets more press after speeding ticket

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm •  Published: January 18, 2013
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel recently got a speeding ticket near Dallas and a local judge thought it newsworthy enough to post something on Facebook.

Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton on Friday issued a news release saying Judge W. Lee Johnson's Facebook post was "insensitive and inappropriate." He said Johnson could face disciplinary action.

Manziel, the Davey O'Brien winner and the AP player of the year, got the ticket in Ennis, a small city about 35 miles south of Dallas. The Ennis court did not immediately respond to a request Friday for a copy of the ticket or for details about the incident, which was first reported by USA Today.

Johnson, who has worked for the city for 25 years, posted about the ticket on Facebook. Manziel's name wasn't mentioned. Instead, the judge wrote about "a certain unnamed (very) recent Heisman Trophy winner."

Johnson did not return messages left Friday afternoon at his home and law office, and he was not in the municipal court office. Johnson is trying to reach out to the freshman quarterback to apologize, the release said.

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