Johnny Manziel’s time in the NFL came to an end in 2016 and less than three years later his CFL career has ended as well.
The former Heisman winner and 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft was cut by the Montreal Alouettes less than one year after signing his first Canadian Football League contract.
The league cited Manziel had contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play.
In addition to the news, the CFL has announced he is in essence banned, as no other teams are allowed to sign him.
— Chris O’Leary (@olearychris) February 27, 2019
“We are disappointed by this turn of events, Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed said in a statement posted to the CFL’s website. “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. 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.”