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Johnny Manziel head games and restaurant news top 5 most popular stories this week

Johnny Manziel games and restaurant news top 5 most popular stories

Johnny Manziel hop
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel kept Alabama on its toes at Kyle Field. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs
Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs is now open on Oak Lawn Avenue. Photo courtesy of Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs
Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
The FBI identified Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth as the man who killed 12 people at Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on September 16. Wikimedia Commons
R&D Kitchen
R&D Kitchen makes its own veggie burger, topped with tomato, romaine and sliced avocado. Photo by R&D Kitchen
Dead dog Halloween prop
Distortions Unlimited, the manufacturer of this distasteful Halloween prop, discontinued it after public outcry. Photo courtesy of Amazon
Johnny Manziel hop
Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs
Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
R&D Kitchen
Dead dog Halloween prop

Editor's note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week: 

1. Johnny Manziel not humiliated: Smug Alabama hasn't solved Texas A&M wonder. Everyone wanted Johnny Manziel to be humiliated. Everyone wanted him to be humbled. Everyone wanted him to be harried. But it didn't happen. Johnny Manziel wouldn't let it happen. The Most Interesting Man In College Football once again refused to play by anyone else's script.

2. Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis previously arrested in Fort Worth on gun charges. Alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old black male from Fort Worth, had previously been arrested on gun charges before going on a rampage that left 13 people — including himself — dead. According to reports from the Fort Worth Police Department, Alexis was arrested in 2010 for "discharging a gun within the city limits."

3. Animal advocates sickened by dead dog Halloween prop sold by Sears and Amazon. Showing a unique kind of insensitivity in the realm of animal welfare, Sears and Amazon were selling a Halloween prop called "Dead Dog" that depicts a dog's bloodied corpse. After public outcry, Distortions Unlimited, the manufacturer of the prop, discontinued it.

4. September shapes up to be epic month for Dallas restaurant openings. If August was the dregs for restaurant openings (and it was), September is here to make up for it. So many restaurants have opened or are about to open that we'll have to eat out at a new spot every night to catch up. Get your forks ready.

5. Best neighborhood eats: 6 hot restaurants in Preston Center. In the latest edition of our special series on neighborhood restaurants, Teresa Gubbins examines where to get a bite in Preston Center. Be Raw Bar, R&D Kitchen, Sevy's and Spoon lead the pack.