Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel dazzles at his pro day

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Johnny Manziel’s NFL pro day had a former president, a Drake soundtrack and even some football, too.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel threw about 65 passes during his pro day. All but two were caught.  PATRIC SCHNEIDER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PATRIC SCHNEIDER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel threw about 65 passes during his pro day. All but two were caught.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner threw for 75 officials from 30 teams on the Texas A&M campus in College Station on Thursday.

He also had some special guests – former president George Bush and wife Barbara.

The always flashy Manziel was true to his over-the-top Johnny Football persona, trotting into the facility with his receivers as a tune by his buddy Drake blasted through the building. He wore camouflage shorts, a black jersey with his white No. 2 and caused a stir by wearing shoulder pads and a helmet.

Manziel didn’t understand why it was a big deal.

“You play the game on shoulder pads on Sundays,” he said. “Why not come out and do it? ... For me it was a no-brainer.”

Manziel threw about 65 passes to six receivers, including A&M teammate Mike Evans, who like Manziel is expected to be a first round pick in May’s draft. Only two passes weren’t caught and Evans grabbed a third long pass out of bounds.

DOLPHINS: Running back Knowshon Moreno agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Miami, which hopes he’ll enliven a ground game that ranked 26th in the NFL last season.

Moreno, a five-year veteran and former star at Georgia, had his best season in 2013 when he rushed for 1,038 yards, caught 60 passes and scored 13 touchdowns playing with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

COLTS: Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and other charges, according to the arrest report.

Irsay, 54, denied being drunk when he was arrested in suburban Carmel, Ind., on March 16, although the billionaire was so disoriented that officers made him sit on the hood of a patrol car to keep him from falling, the report said. The arresting officer said he "believed Irsay to be intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol," according to the report.

BILLS: Private funeral services for Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson will be held in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday.

The team made the announcement Thursday, two days after the 95-year-old Hall of Fame owner died.

The Bills are planning to hold a public celebration and remembrance honoring Wilson at a date that has yet to be determined.

COURTS: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted on a charge he assaulted his fiancee in an elevator at casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Rice had been charged with simple assault after police said he knocked out Janay Palmer on Feb. 15 at the Revel Casino.

But a grand jury indicted him Thursday on a more serious count of aggravated assault.

It carries a three-to-five-year sentence.


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