Manziel released, barred from other CFL teams
Johnny Manziel’s time in the Canadian Football League is over.
The CFL terminated the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s contract with the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday. The league also informed the eight other teams that it wouldn’t register a contract for Manziel if any tried to sign him. The league said Manziel had violated an agreement that made him eligible to play in the CFL.
“I want to thank (Alouettes coach Mike Sherman), my teammates and the CFL fans,” Manziel tweeted. “My time there re-established 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.”
One option could be the Alliance of American Football, which kicked off its inaugural season earlier this month. Manziel said he was intrigued by the prospect of playing in that or Xtreme Football League, which begins operation next year.