Johnny Football is now Johnny Pink Slip after the Montreal Alouettes cut Manziel from his contract. He has now been banned from playing in the CFL.
The troubled former NFL (and now CFL) QB said today in a statement:
“I want to thank Coach Sherman, my teammates, and the CFL fans. My time there reestablished 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.”
Manziel has publicly spoken about his struggles off the field but it is unclear at this point what specifically led to his departure from the CFL.
“He has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement”, Montreal Alouettes GM Kavis Reed said in a statement relating to Johnny Manziel’s CFL ban.