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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 14: Johnny Manziel quarterback of the Cleveland Browns looks on as the Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 14, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel has re-enrolled at Texas A&M after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court.

    A school spokesman confirmed Manziel's enrollment Monday, saying he couldn't provide other details because of student privacy laws.

    Manziel played two seasons for the Aggies and was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012. He turned pro after his redshirt sophomore season but had two disappointing seasons after the Browns drafted him in the first round in 2014. Cleveland released him in March.

    A hearing in the 23-year-old Manziel's domestic violence case in Dallas is set for Sept. 15.

    Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)