CFL bans Johnny Manziel, 26, after release by Alouettes – Daily News

Johnny Manziel was released Wednesday by the Montreal Alouettes, and the Canadian Football League said it will not allow any other team to sign the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback ‘We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed,’ Reed said in the statement The Alouettes acquired Manziel in 2018 from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He threw for 1,290 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games after previously battling drug and alcohol issues in two NFL seasons, and being accused of domestic assault by a former girlfriend Manziel, 26, responded to the Alouette’s decision on Twitter: ‘I want to thank Coach Sherman, my teammates, and the CFL fans My time there reestablished my love for the game of football and the work that goes into it I look forward to exploring new options within the United States.’  Manziel received permission to sign with the Tiger-Cats in December 2017 for a reported $122,000 after extensive discussions with the league  At the time, the CFL issued this statement: ‘Mr. Manziel has been informed he must continue to meet a number of conditions in order to remain eligible These conditions, while extensive and exacting, remain confidential.’  Share this article Share Manziel may be referring to the AAF, which is a spring football league that was just launched, or the second incarnation of the XFL, which is set to debut in 2020   The CFL was the second chance at a pro career for Manziel. The Cleveland Browns selected the Texas A&M product No 22 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he lasted only two seasons with the team. In 15 games (eight starts) he posted a 2-6 record as a starter, throwing for seven touchdowns and seven interceptions Manziel earned nearly $8 million over two NFL seasons, according to Spotrac.   His time in Cleveland was marked by tumult that included excessive partying, being AWOL from treatment for a hamstring injury and a stint in rehab Manziel famously became the first freshman in NCAA history to win a Heisman in 2012, when he was also named the Associated Press Player of the Year He would finish his college career with two All-SEC nods in his only two seasons before being drafted by the Browns with the 22nd-overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft He has not played in the NFL since 2015, by which point he had developed a reputation for partying and alcohol abuse after a series of arrests In a 2018 interview with Good Morning America, Manziel revealed that he was self-medicating with alcohol and other substances back in 2016 when he got the boot from the Cleveland Browns after two seasons Manziell has since admitted to being bipolar and said he is being treated for the disorder He also recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Bre Tiesi, and in March, while auditioning for 12 NFL teams, insisted that he is a changed person ‘I would sit here today and say that I’m a different person than I was in the past,’ Manziel told San Diego’s NBC affiliate ‘I know I rubbed people the wrong way.’Manziel was previously in a two-year relationship with Colleen Crowley, who he is accused of hitting, kidnapping and threatening to kill following a night of partying in January 2016 The Dallas County district attorney’s office agreed in December 2016 to drop charges against Manziel if he took an anger management course, listened to victims of domestic abuse speak at an impact panel and attended a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse Crowley claimed in court papers that Manziel hit her so hard during the incident that she lost hearing in her left ear  


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *