Johnny Manziel's time with the Montreal Alouettes – and potentially the Canadian Football League – is over.
The CFL franchise announced Wednesday the release of Manziel "on the basis of the direction" of the league. In a press release, the CFL said "it was found that Manziel had breached the agreement that had made him eligible to play in the league".
In addition to that, the CFL said it had "informed all its clubs that it would not register a contract" for Manziel if another team tried to sign it.
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Manziel was the No. 2 quarterback in Hamilton before the team traded him to Montreal in July. In eight games with the Alouettes, he has 1290 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions, while completing 64.2% of his passes.
"We are disappointed by the turn of events. Our organization has provided considerable support to Johnny, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has not been able to comply with the terms of his contract, "said Executive Director Kavis Reed in a statement. "We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was not willing to continue."
After NFL problems, Manziel had conditions to join the CFL
In March 2017, the Tiger-Cats added Manziel to their trading list, which means that they've got the exclusive right to sign it. From there, Manziel hoped to return to the NFL but finally began negotiations with Hamilton.
In September 2017, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the league would not accept Manziel signing with Hamilton until certain conditions were agreed. In December of the same year, Ambrosie approved Manziel's contract with Hamilton.
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The process "included an ongoing evaluation by an independent expert on the issue of violence against women, a review by a lawyer and an in-person interview of Mr. Manziel with the Commissioner". Manziel was also "bound to meet a number of conditions set by the league. "
"The process that led to this decision, however, continues. Mr. Manziel was informed that he had to continue to fulfill a number of conditions to remain eligible. These conditions, while voluminous and demanding, remain confidential, "the statement said.
However, in an interview with USA Today in June 2018, Manziel revealed that these conditions included mandatory visits to a doctor and therapist, as well as the use of medications for his bipolar disorder.
What's next for Johnny Manziel?
With the emergence of all new professional football leagues, it would be a surprise if Manziel does not have another chance. The Alliance of American Football is already operational with the next version of Vince McMahon's XFL, scheduled for 2020. Manziel is from Texas and was a Texas A & M star.
Manziel's presence on an alignment would spark a lot of interest in Texas-based franchises in both leagues: AAF San Antonio commanders or XFL teams in Houston and Dallas.
Of course, that would depend on what happened behind the scenes of the CFL's decision to push Manziel away. In addition, the AAF has a loose affiliation with the NFL. Maybe the XFL might be suitable.
Well, some clarification on Manziel and the FAA.
I am told that if it was to be affected anywhere, it would be in San Antonio. But the nature of why Manziel was excluded from the Alouettes and the CFL is a big detail.
– Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) February 27, 2019
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