Posted: 2:31 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013
By cuppy cup
Alright Johnny Football enough is enough this is your last wake up call STOP BRINGING SHAME TO THE GAME !— Mark May (@mark_may) July 16, 2013
This tweet from Mark May to Johnny Manziel made Aggies very angry. Our relationship with Mark May was already sour after he said Texas A&M; was going to get killed in the SEC. You can watch that video here if you need a laugh.
Advice to Johnny Football do a 3 count before hitting send— Mark May (@mark_may) June 16, 2013
So now you know why Aggies hate Mark May. Most other fanbases do too (hi, Ohio State). When Mark May tweeted about Manziel shaming the game, a poster named DRE06 on TexAgs dug up a story that Mark May had been arrested in 1979 when he was an offensive lineman at Pitt. Here is the article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan 29, 1979. As you can see, May was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, terroristic threats, and inciting a riot. Those are some pretty crazy charges. Racking up five counts in a single incident is no small feat and certainly surpasses anything Johnny Manziel has done.
I decided to do some more digging and found that, ultimately, Mark May was found guilty of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct according to this article from the Beaver County Times. He paid a $150 fine and about $30 in damages. I don't have a calculator handy, but I imagine that's about equivalent to a courtside ticket for Manziel in present value. Three of the charges against May were dropped, so we can't say conclusively that he was trying to start a riot. But it's fun to imagine.
I wonder what Mark May would tweet to his younger self if he had the opportunity. At least we know May matured after college. Right? RIGHT?!?! Well, I dug some more and it isn't pretty for Mr. May.
Oh, dear. Mark May was arrested twice for Driving While Intoxicated during his pro career with the Washington Redskins. According to this article from the Reading Eagle on Mar 19, 1990, May was arrested once in 1985 and again in 1990.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
The pot should not call the kettle black.
Mark May should stay off Twitter.
I have only one piece of advice for Johnny Manziel. Please don't end up like Mark May.