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Johnny Manziel pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel answers questions during

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel answers questions during a Cotton Bowl news conference. (Jan. 1, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from his arrest last year for fighting outside a bar near campus.

The Heisman Trophy winner made a brief appearance in court Monday and admitted he failed to identify himself to police following the altercation in June 2012. As part of a plea deal, other charges against the 20-year-old, including disorderly conduct, were dismissed.

Brazos County Attorney Rod Anderson says Manziel was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, about $230 in court costs and was credited with the overnight jail time he served following his arrest.

His court appearance comes after Manziel departed a day early from the prestigious Manning football camp held in Louisiana. Manziel said an illness caused him to miss practice sessions.

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