Monday, 25 March, 2019

Johnny Manziel signs with AAF, report says

Johnny Manziel reportedly signs deal to join AAF Manziel signs AAF player agreement, source says
Sidney Guerrero | 17 March, 2019, 04:35

Just weeks after he was released by his Canadian Football League team and essentially banned from signing anywhere else, the former Heisman Trophy victor gets yet another shot to show that he has something left in the tank.

Johnny Manziel has been signed by the Alliance of American Football and will join the Memphis Express. Because San Antonio, the team he would have been allocated to, waived his rights, according to Schefter, he will go through the league's waiver system.

Teams with the worst records in the league will get the chance to pick him up, according to ESPN. The Express are on their third quarterback this season, having started with Christian Hackenberg and then gone to Zach Mettenberger.

Manziel spent the 2018 season in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes, where he appeared in eight games, throwing for five touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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Manziel was suspended by the NFL in 2016 for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but never pursued playing in the league again.

He went on to sign with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2017.

Manziel entered rehab for alcohol and drug abuse in 2015 while still a member of the Browns.

Manziel, 26, was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

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