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Johnny Manziel: Punishment from 2012 Arrest Helped Me Win Heisman Trophy

Johnny Manziel believes his arrest prior to the start of the 2012 season helped him win the Heisman Trophy that year.

In the first episode of his Ball Don't Lie podcast (h/t TMZ Sports), Manziel explained why his June 2012 arrest impacted his redshirt freshman year at Texas A&M:

"In 11 days, I won the (starting) job doing these sprints, doing the whole thing. At the end of the year, I rushed for 1,500 yards. I outrushed Todd Gurley in the SEC. Nuts. My redshirt freshman year, the year I won the Heisman.