The Montreal Alouettes released quarterback Johnny Manziel on Wednesday, saying he “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play” in the Canadian Football League. The CFL effectively said the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner is terminated. The league informed the eight other teams that it wouldn’t register a contract for Manziel if any tried to sign him.
Montreal had his full rights for two seasons. Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed told reporters that Montreal would not have released Manziel if the CFL did not mandate the move. Reed wouldn’t give specifics about how Manziel violated the conditions of his agreement with the league.
“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,” Reed said in a statement. “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.”
The quarterback posted on social media that he looks forward “to exploring new options.” Many believe that the former Browns Quarterback is likely to land a starting job in the AAF.
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