Deion Sanders, Tyrann Mathieu weigh in on Johnny Manziel's suspension

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Former and current football players are weighing in on the Johnny Football verdict. Do they approve of the suspension?

Earlier Wednesday, word came out that Texas A&M quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel would be suspended for the first half of his team's opener against the Rice Owls Saturday, reportedly ending the NCAA's investigation into whether the quarterback did or did not accept money for signing autographs.

The suspension has caused a considerable reaction on Twitter, especially within the current and ex-player community.

Deion Sanders brought up an alleged inconsistency with how the NCAA hands down suspensions, citing the case of former Oklahoma State star wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Bryant, of course, was suspended for much of his final season in Stillwater for failing to disclose an "interaction" with Sanders. He previously (and publicly) blasted the NCAA, and has said he would be angry if the NCAA failed to suspend Manziel.

Current Arizona Cardinal and former LSU Tiger had some thoughts on the matter as well, in a tweet he later deleted (but was saved forever by CBS's Bruce Feldman).

Mathieu was kicked off LSU's football team for multiple failed drug tests in August 2012.

Former Auburn cornerback Jerraud Powers, now Mathieu's teammate in Arizona, also had something to say.

Moving on to the Aggie contingent, former A&M player Jamie McCoy, now with the Steelers, tried to get a hashtag going.

Former Aggie Jordan Richmond, who has since transferred, kept it short and sweet.

Meanwhile, current Aggie linebacker A.J. Hilliard started coy...

Les Miles was diplomatic:

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