1987 Heisman Trophy winner and Notre Dame icon Tim Brown doesn't feel college athletes are over scrutinized but he does believe schools should be doing more to protect their student athletes.
"In particular Johnny Manziel--I think they just allowed him too much freedom," Brown said Monday at Morris Park Country Club where he was hosting his annual golf outing for Five Star Life. "He's an underclassman and is still in a position where he has eligibility."
"I've been in two places where he was unsupervised. I was in Connecticut and I was in Florida and he was there on official school business with no one there with him. I don't know how smart that is."
Manziel is reportedly being investigated by the NCAA for possibly being paid for autographs on multiple occasions.
"The problem is that once people get to us, it becomes an impossibility to say no because what they are offering is so great---as much as you want to say no and do the right thing--it's tough to do," Brown added.
Brown is the Board President for Five Star Life, an organization that helps more than 2,500 at-risk students in Michiana improve their grades and work towards better leadership skills.