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Pat McMahon

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Hey, I've got an idea. Let's suspend the NCAA -- for life.

College football fans know, by now, that Heisman Trophy winner, now sophomore Johnny Manziel, of Texas A&M, has been investigated for some time, accused of making as much as $7,500 for autographing as many as 4,000 items for sale to collectors.

And with the Aggies season about to open next week, "Johnny Football," already one of the biggest attractions in the game, a profit magnet for Texas A&M, has been suspended by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for the first half -- of the season?, for the first half of the first game.

The NCAA issued a statement saying that the investigation found no proof that the young quarterback received any payment for his signature. If not, what the hell was the protracted investigation about? And if not, did he sign 4,000 items in order to improve his penmanship?

I'm glad he's going to play because I like football. I just don't like the NCAA.

I'm Pat McMahon

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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