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  • #2
    He did nothing

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    • #3
      https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/27/alouet...ohnny-manziel/

      MONTREAL – Less than a year after signing his first contract, Johnny Manziel’s tenure in the CFL has come to an end. The Montreal Alouettes have released the international quarterback based on the direction of the Canadian Football League after it was found that Manziel had contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.

      The CFL has informed all of its clubs that it will not register a contract for the former Texas A&M pivot should any club attempt to sign him.

      “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,” said General Manager Kavis Reed in a statement. “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.”

      “We are confident going into the 2019 training camp with a roster of quarterbacks that had played in our system last year and are committed to our team,” added Reed.

      JOHNNY MANZIEL STARTED EIGHT GAMES FOR THE ALOUETTES IN 2018 PASSING FOR 1,290 YARDS ON 106 OF 165 PASSING WITH FIVE TDS AND SEVEN INTS.


      The timeline of Manziel’s path to the CFL was a lengthy one, beginning back in March of 2017 when Hamilton added him to their Negotiation List and a subsequent workout.

      A meeting with Randy Ambrosie in September of 2017 resulted in the Commissioner stating that he would not be prepared to approve a contract for Manziel at the time but after conditions were agreed upon and met by the A&M grad, an approval was granted in December.

      Upon approval of a future contract with Manziel, the CFL issued a statement that said, “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.”

      As training camp neared, Manziel inked a deal with the Tiger-Cats and remained on their roster through the first month of the season before being traded to Montreal as part of a blockbuster trade that included two first round draft picks.

      Manziel would go on to start eight contests for Montreal, passing for 1,290 yards on 106 of 165 passing. He finished the year with just five touchdown tosses and seven interceptions.



      After a stellar Heisman Trophy-winning tenure at Texas A&M, Manziel was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round, 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old played in five games in his rookie season, connecting on 18 of 35 passes for 175 yards and two interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 29 yards and a touchdown that year.

      In his second season with the Browns in 2015, Manziel played in nine games while completing 129 of his 223 passes for 1,500 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. The Texas A&M alum also rushed 37 times for 230 yards that season. Manziel was released by the Browns in March of 2016.

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        • #5
          Not surprised in the least.
          Anyone know what condition he broke?

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          • #6
            And so ends the top 5 most over hyped player and story ever in the CFL.

            Eric Tillman and the TiCats get the last laugh.
            Rider QB Scrappin in Full Swing

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            • #7
              I was actually hoping that things would work out for him. There was potential that it could have been good for our league.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by riderfan-ontario View Post
                I was actually hoping that things would work out for him. There was potential that it could have been good for our league.
                I ageee. It’s unfortunate. In a better situation he could have tore up the CFL.

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                • #9
                  He couldn't hack it in the CFL, maybe he can do something in the bush AAFL?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by riderfan-ontario View Post
                    I was actually hoping that things would work out for him. There was potential that it could have been good for our league.
                    Wrong team

                    Wrong organization

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by riderfan-ontario View Post
                      I was actually hoping that things would work out for him. There was potential that it could have been good for our league.
                      I think deep down many CFL fans in this league knew it was going to end like this. Manziel was never going to be good for the CFL.
                      Rider QB Scrappin in Full Swing

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                      • #12
                        #retirementszn

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                        • #13
                          Nice to have that waste of time in our rear view mirror. Montreal still has the Kavis challenge to deal with but hopefully removing this distraction helps them work back towards respectability.

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                          • #14
                            Was he worth the American tv ratings ?? probably not.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bigsexydawg View Post
                              And so ends the top 5 most over hyped player and story ever in the CFL.

                              Eric Tillman and the TiCats get the last laugh.
                              An unbelievable score for the Ticats and massive loss for the Alouettes. There are a lot of ppl that I owe a toldyaso on this one that will come on here and read this. I was warning them about how Manziel would flame out in spectacular fashion and wasn't worth the risk. Or the cost.

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