Football fans can get a selfie with “Johnny Football,” but it will cost them.
Johnny Manziel, winner of the 2012 Heisman Trophy, will be in Houston, Texas, the week leading up to the Super Bowl to make his first announced promotional appearance since being cut by the Cleveland Browns last March.
Memorabilia stores Stadium Signatures announced that Manziel, 24, would be signing autographs and taking pictures at two of their locations ahead of the sport’s biggest game on Feb. 5. The former quarterback will charge $99 to sign any item, plus $29 extra if you want him to write a special inscription up to four words. There also will be a $99 fee for a professional photo or a $50 charge for a selfie.
Store manager Cynthia Gaytan told ESPN said there was a high demand for the event.
“We’ve gotten calls from younger fans, A&M fans and people who are Heisman Trophy collectors,” Gaytan said.
Manziel’s career has been filled with multiple issues off the gridiron. The Texas A&M star was investigated by the NCAA in 2013 for allegedly accepting money for autographs, which is illegal for college players.
Although he signed a four-year, $8.25 million contract with the Browns, he was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and the team released him after two seasons. Manziel has also been accused of domestic violence.