Report: NFL insider shares why Johnny Manziel was cut, banned by CFL
We may finally have some clarity regarding the Canadian Football League’s decision to ban Johnny Manziel from the league.
As it turns out, the reason may not be as scandalous as you’d think.
According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, Manziel was cut by the Alouettes for failing to report for mandatory counseling. The decision to cut him “came directly from the league,” not from the team as the CFL has a “zero-tolerance policy,” according to Allbright’s sources, as shared by Andrew Mason on Twitter.
If that’s accurate, it would explain why the AAF was so quick to pick Manziel up. The former Texas A&M quarterback has been signed by the Memphis AAF team and is expected to be introduced by the club on Tuesday. He will no doubt be asked about his departure from the CFL but there’s no telling how much information he shares regarding that experience.
In his two seasons at Texas A&M, Manziel threw for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,169 yards and 30 touchdowns.