The Canadian Football League officially cut ties with former Heisman-winning Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel on Wednesday.
First, the Montreal Alouettes released their starting quarterback, then the CFL prohibited any of the league’s other teams from signing him.
While the reason for such a strong punishment remains unknown at this time, Manziel took to Twitter to thank the CFL for the opportunity to get back on the gridiron:
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.
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) February 27, 2019
Depending on what caused the CFL to suspend him, it would seem that the new Alliance of American Football league could be a good fit for Johnny Football.
We’ll see what happens next for Manziel, but this seems to be another setback in his attempt to return to the NFL.