I am surprised that you brushed over the Manziel debacle in this article. Reggie Bush received less illegal benefits and got hundreds of times greater penalties. The NCAA actually stalled the investigation long enough to allow themselves time to modify their internal rules and allow themselves to administer stricter penalties against USC. Manziel received over $100,000 in exchange for signing autographs and sat out for thirty minutes. USC had their national title vacated, all their wins vacated, and Reggie Bush's Heisman taken away. Manziel willingly negated his amateur status and should have been banned from college football for life.