Posted June 19, 2013

Johnny Manziel looks nothing like Johnny Manziel in NCAA Football 14

EA Sports, Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel

After starring in Twister, Bill Paxton apparently went on to star as a quarterback for Texas A&M. (Zac Ellis)

By Zac Ellis

EA Sports and the NCAA are clearly taking the Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA case very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Johnny Manziel looks nothing like himself in a demo for EA Sports’ NCAA Football 14. Last season’s Heisman winner more closely resembles a middle-aged man than the quarterback who led Texas A&M to an upset over Alabama, a Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma and an 11-2 record. He appears to be an odd, animated doppelganger for Bill Paxton.

Perhaps the days of video game players mirroring their real-life counterparts have now fallen by the wayside for good.

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