Former Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel was released by the Montreal Alouettes and barred by the CFL on Tuesday morning.
The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the organization has been directed by the @CFL to terminate the player contract of international quarterback Johnny Manziel. More info : https://t.co/jKFbOrgsxA
— Alouettes de Montréal (@MTLAlouettes) February 27, 2019
The former product of Texas A&M has had a troubled past, which was starting to be seen as the proposed future of the Cleveland Browns organization in 2014. Once Cleveland released him and the NFL banned the quarterback, he took his talents to the CFL (Canadian Football League). Unfortuately, his behaviors that caused him to be banned from the NFL recurred in the CFL, as a statement was released this morning by Ian Rapaport stated a violation in Manziel’s contract:
The Alouettes of the CFL have released QB Johnny Manziel in odd fashion. pic.twitter.com/BiuPO7faES
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2019
There are some rumors of the former Cleveland QB returning to the U.S. to play football, as there are rumors that he might join the XFL, slated to begin in 2020, as well as speculation that he could join the San Antonio Commanders in the AAF, per Ben Kercheval:
Okay, so some clarification re: Manziel and the AAF.
I'm told that if he were to be allocated anywhere, it would be to San Antonio. But the nature of why Manziel was booted from the Alouettes and the CFL is a big detail.
— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) February 27, 2019