Johnny Manziel cut by Montreal Alouettes at direction of CFL

AP

Former Browns first-rounder Johnny Manziel’s path has taken another unfortunate turn.

According to TSN, the Montreal Alouettes have released Manziel, after the CFL directed them to terminate his contract. The league also will not register him to a contract with any other team.

The team said that Manziel didn’t fulfill the agreement which made him eligible to play in Canada.

“We are disappointed by this turn of events,” Alouettes G.M. Kavis Reed said in a release. “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.”

While there are new leagues in play, and about to begin play, until we know more about the nature of the CFL walking away from Manziel, it’s unclear if anyone will give him another chance.

75 responses to “Johnny Manziel cut by Montreal Alouettes at direction of CFL

  1. Johnny must have gotten busted drinking or drugs AGAIN! Canada doesn’t mess with booze. If you have had a DUI outside of there you cannot enter the Country.
    Next stop arena league. Sioux City needs a QB lol. Johnny Football is Johnny FOOLBall

  2. Vince McMahon is a promotional genius who loves controversy. He would love to have Johnny in the XFL. Vince has probably already contacted Johnny’s agent.

  3. With the new leagues starting in the US, Johnny probably got booted from the CFL on purpose.

    Curious what rules he broke though as it is the off-season and I would assume he is back in Texas. Back on the devils dandruff again?

    If he got a DUI or gotten arrested here or up north we would have already heard about it.

  4. It saddens me to see people with God given talent squander it. I was never blessed to have the skills these people have. I hate to see them waste it.

  5. AAF would pay him a lot less than the CFL has paid him. I believe I read somewhere that the XFL would offer a little more money to QBs, but they wouldn’t sign any player that’s been arrested?

    Good luck with that, Vinnny Mac.

  6. He just has misdemeanors though. Has McMahon said no felonies OR misdemeanors? That would be a lot of ineligible guys if so.

    Skolirish says:
    Do your homework!!!! Not allowed to play in XFL!

  7. I feel for Johnny Football! All that hype coming out of college far exceeded his actual potential as an NFL franchise QB. Those that contributed to the hype train should take some responsibility for his demise. Alcoholism ,(as is all the other abused substances) is a very real Disease, not a life style choice! Johnny Football has a disease that he refuses to acknowledge ! All his second chances have enabled him . Don’t know what his Rock Bottom is but he ‘s not there yet! Get some help, Johnny Football!

  8. This has XFL written all over it, Lets face it with that league or just about any Sports League you will far get more eyeballs to tune in to watch someone like a Johnny Manziel over some guy named John Smith.

  9. demo1984 says:
    February 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm
    Does anybody know what the agreement they had was.
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    Probably to not be a total tool

  10. He should sue the CFL for blackballing him. Stand for something, even if it means losing everything, eh?

  11. Johnny Footnote couldn’t handle the obvious conclusions drawn when Baker Mayfield proved what can happen even in Cleveland when smaller-sized OU quarterbacks work hard, show character and actually learn the playbook.

    Although, I can easily see the Footnote being dumb enough, and arrogant enough, to try getting fired in Canada to be eligible for the new leagues down here.

  12. When a QB with a ton of off field issues and minimal talentt loses his job and can’t find another one, there’s only one possible reason. COLLUSION!

  13. This is a blessing in disguise. The XFL now has its poster boy. A little bad but trying to prove he’s good. He thinks he’s famous now. Check back this time next year. Ask Tommy Maddox what playing well in the XFL gets you, possible redemption in the NFL.

  14. He must’ve fallen off the wagon. Don’t know what else it could be. Time for Johnnie to consider another career. His football playing days are over unless the AAF or XFL want to kick the tires on him. The NFL certainly won’t.

  15. And now we see why CK won’t go there. They’re less tolerant of nonsense up North
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    Cody Kessler has other options besides Canada. Also, he’s under contract with Jacksonville. So keep dreaming if you think CK is about to leave the NFL.

  16. Kaepernick stated that he never received a call, but sources say that he is available. His price is said to be in the $20M range.

  17. We’re less than 6 months away from the defining play of the AAFL or XFL: A defender obliterating him at full speed after getting a 20 yard running start.

    Can’t wait for the GIF.

  18. If McMahon allows nicknames on the jerseys I wonder if we’ll have the first moving graphics jersey in sports. His name will just be a picture of his fingers pursed together making the money symbol motion.

  19. Seems like he’s not holding the football correctly in that picture. Don’t you want a couple fingertips on the laces?

  20. rkt4mayor says:
    February 27, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    He must’ve fallen off the wagon. Don’t know what else it could be. Time for Johnnie to consider another career. His football playing days are over unless the AAF or XFL want to kick the tires on him. The NFL certainly won’t

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    Johnny saw a sign that read “Drink Canada Dry!”, and he took that challenge.

  21. Doesn’t seem to be drug or alcohol related. Some comments above that perhaps he had contact with the AAF or XFL which is probably prohibited under his contract. That’s why they gave him “options.”

  22. So the CFL forced the team to cut him for “reasons,” but they will not reveal the reasons?

    Can you imagine the firestorm if this happened in the NFL? And don’t say “but Kaep” as that is 100% very, VERY publicly self-inflicted.

  23. No one seems to notice that the real tragedy here. With Manziel gone, the Als now have only FIVE, I repeat FIVE QBs on their active roster. How can they play a game now?

  24. The AAF used Christian Hackenberg’s name to promote their league, maybe the XFL will be making an announcement very soon about Johnny Manziel joining their league. Don’t blame them. We’re the ones who fall for it.

  25. demo1984 says:
    February 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm
    Does anybody know what the agreement they had was.
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    I believe it to be no getting trouble/Drugs or Alcoholic beverages of any kind.

  26. ” after the CFL directed them to terminate his contract. ”

    And people think the NFL is too controling?

  27. bagbolt says:
    February 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    When you fail even in a joke league it is over
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    That joke league you refer to seems to be able to review pass interference with little problem. Perhaps the NFL could learn a thing or two.

  28. I have no idea what
    “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.” even means.

    The team was all for him staying? He could have stayed it he did something they wanted him to? Because it sure sounds like the league would have let him stay if something was said or done by him. Maybe he was going to be traded again and refused? His refusal resulted in being completely dumped?

    That is one cryptic sentence.

  29. He’s simply not that good. He’s also a head case. He just needs to go back and become an announcer at his college radio broadcasts, and be a hero to a bunch of college children at his former alma mater. That’s his future. If he’s lucky enough for even that.

  30. gmen32 says:
    February 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm
    bagbolt says:
    February 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    When you fail even in a joke league it is over
    —————————————————
    That joke league you refer to seems to be able to review pass interference with little problem. Perhaps the NFL could learn a thing or two.
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    Yeah, but they still have the FG posts in front of the end zone which alone disqualifies it from watching for me, not to mention it’s basically outdoor arena football, which suck so because I’d legit watch it in the summer if it had American football rules.

  31. We have an annual flag football tournament every year here in Colorado Springs in October, but I’m not necessarily sticking my neck out for him. Maybe if he came down and put in some time at the local soup kitchen for a year or two showing he is serious about turning things around, then maybe I’d reconsider.

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