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Manziel gets more press after speeding ticket

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel recently got a speeding ticket near Dallas and a local judge thought it newsworthy enough to post something on Facebook.

Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton on Friday issued a news release saying Judge W. Lee Johnson's Facebook post was ``insensitive and inappropriate.'' He said Johnson could face disciplinary action.

Manziel, the Davey O'Brien winner and the AP player of the year, got the ticket in Ennis, a small city about 35 miles south of Dallas. The Ennis court did not immediately respond to a request Friday for a copy of the ticket or for details about the incident, which was first reported by USA Today.

Johnson, who has worked for the city for 25 years, posted about the ticket on Facebook. Manziel's name wasn't mentioned. Instead, the judge wrote about ``a certain unnamed (very) recent Heisman Trophy winner.''

Johnson did not return messages left Friday afternoon at his home and law office, and he was not in the municipal court office. Johnson is trying to reach out to the freshman quarterback to apologize, the release said.

``Receiving a traffic ticket is not a humorous matter,'' Howerton said. ``Further, it is not the policy of the city of Ennis to indiscriminately publish the identity of traffic ticket recipients or to publicly lecture them.''

Manziel has drawn attention recently for Twitter photos that have shown him drinking champagne at a Dallas club with his mom and flashing cash at an Oklahoma casino. It is legal to drink in Texas when a minor is accompanied by a parent. A club manager said nobody saw Manziel drinking.

Last summer - months before the Manziel was dubbed Johnny Football as he took over college football - Manziel was arrested after police say he was involved in a fight and produced a fake ID.

The Associated Press News Service

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