A prominent autograph broker on eBay based in the Southeast said that Nate Fitch -- Johnny Manziel's friend and personal assistant -- approached him last season to let him know that Manziel would no longer be signing autographs for him without compensation according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

The broker who spoke to Schad under the condition of anonymity said that Manziel signed about 50 items for him at the Texas A&M team hotel the night before the Nov. 10 Texas A&M at Alabama game. The person said that Manziel then signed about 200 more items a few days later with the broker saying he did not compensate Manziel for either of those sessions.

Besides saying that Manziel would no longer sign autographs for free Fitch according to the broker also said he could provide other current standout college football players for autograph sessions in which the players would need to be paid.

The broker who has shown ESPN a photograph of Manziel signing autographs in what the broker says is Manziel's hotel room told Schad he declined to answer six calls from the NCAA.

The broker said he stopped using what is known in the industry as a "proof pic" when an attorney representing Manziel contacted eBay and then the broker spoke with that attorney. The broker said JSA a leading autograph authentication company was paid $7 apiece to authenticate all of the broker's Manziel signatures.

On Sunday "Outside the Lines" reported that the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs on photos and sports memorabilia in January.

Two sources told "Outside the Lines" that Manziel agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his January trip to Miami for the BCS National Championship Game. Both sources said they witnessed the signing though neither saw the actual exchange of money.