The whirlwind surrounding controversial Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to produce its fair share of defenders and accusers.
On Thursday, Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp backed the reigning Heisman winner, telling a local television station that he believes Manziel is innocent.
Manziel allegedly participated in autograph sessions in exchange for compensation, which is prohibited by his amateur status, and a major violation in the eyes of the NCAA. All in all, he reportedly took part in a total of six such sessions.
The NCAA is currently undergoing its own investigation in connection with the alleged signings.
The Aggies open their season Aug. 31 against Rice.