Hey…how about a story about a football commissioner not named Roger Goodell and, while we’re at it, one actually praising perennial pinhead Johnny Manziel?
You got it—turns out the CFL’s commissioner, Randy Ambrosie said yesterday that he had a sit down with Manziel back in September that the Canadian Commish left it feeling "good" about it—although, in Canadian it’s pronounced “goo-ed uh-boot.”
"He represented himself incredibly well [in the meeting]," Ambrosie says. "He was thoughtful. I found him to be authentic and sincere. I also felt like he seems to have come to a good place in his life. He was talking a lot about his family. Now, I should say that's part of the problem. My bias is towards family. So when I'm with somebody in there talking about my family, immediately I feel good about the conversation.”
At any rate, if you’re wondering why Johnny isn’t Football-ing in Canada yet—other than the fact the season ended last month when the Argonauts took down the Stampede 27-24 Thanksgiving Sunday—Ambroise is awaiting the results of a multifaceted expert analysis before deciding whether to approve Manziel to play in the league.
"If we reach a point where we make an announcement that someone can play," Ambrosie adds. "We want to be able to look to the community and say to them that we've done our work, that we have not skipped a step."
Sounds like he feels Manziel’s heart is in the right place and just wants to make sure is head is, as well. Is it me or are you wishing he was the NFL commissioner, too?