Johnny's Been Rich
The NCAA was all over Manziel’s ass because despite being a college student, he was living that jet-set life. In other words, he was far from the typical broke college student. Manziel’s family is caking because his great-grandfather father, Bobby Joe borrowed money from his friend, boxing legend Jack Dempsey, to invest in oil drilling in the 1930’s. No one knows for sure how much the family is worth now, but according to a story written on the family on MySanAntonio.com, when Bobby Joe’s wife Dorothy, Johnny’s great-grandma, passed away in 2005, she was worth nearly $4 million.
In said article, Texas A&M President Bowin Loftin president said of Manziel “Johnny is part of a family that has resources,” Loftin said. “People criticize him for showing up at NBA games and flying in private aircraft occasionally, but it's all being done because his family can afford to do that.”