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Johnny Manziel “recuperating from dehydration,” dad says

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COLLEGE STATION, TX - APRIL 13: Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 looks to pass during the Maroon & White spring football game at Kyle Field on April 13, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M quarterback who will be one of the most intriguing prospects in next year’s NFL draft, left this weekend’s Manning Passing Academy amid reports that he was partying, reports that were denied by the Manning camp. Now Manziel’s dad is saying it was simply a matter of dehydration.

Paul Manziel told Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News that Johnny Manziel is “resting and recuperating from dehydration.”

Johnny Manziel has a reputation for enjoying the college night life -- just like most guys his age do. But if enjoyment of the college night life is preventing him from taking part in all of his football responsibilities, that’s the kind of thing that would become a major red flag for NFL teams. So it’s no surprise that Manziel’s family wants to nip talk of partying in the bud.

Still, those questions are going to be asked frequently, and with Texas A&M confirming today that Manziel will attend the SEC media day on Wednesday, he can expect a whole new round of questions about his off-field activities. And Manziel can expect those questions to continue right up until the NFL draft.