Texas A&M’s starting QB candidate arrested for public intoxication

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One of the players most likely to succeed Johnny Manziel as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback, Kenny Hill, was arrested for public intoxication early Friday morning in College Station.

According to College Station newspaper The Eagle, citing College Station police reports, Hill was taken into custody by police in a parking lot just before 3 a.m. local time. He has already paid his bail and been released. As reported, Hill was found passed out in a planter filled with plants and rocks, which could not have been too comfortable. Police asked Hill who the president of the United States was, and he allegedly responded with “Bush.”

Perhaps Hill should be given a pass. George H.W. Bush was on Texas A&M’s campus yesterday checking out Manziel’s pro day workout. Perhaps the craziness was just too much.

Hill appeared in five games in relief last season for the Aggies. In that brief playing time, Hill completed 16 of 22 pass attempts for 183 yards and a touchdown. The quarterback competition at Texas A&M has options in finding the next starting quarterback. If the Aggies end up choosing to go with a player with more mobility in hopes of being able to run some f the same schemes Manziel led, Hill appeared to be the best candidate for the job. Where head coach Kevin Sumlin goes remains to be seen. how much of an impact this latest incident could have also remains to be seen.