Johnny Football is about to change his middle name to “Canadian.”
That’s because yesterday the Canadian Football League approved the former—and if all goes well up north, the future—NFL quarterback for a 2018 contract.
Manziel's CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who worked him out in September. Yesterday’s announcement does not guarantee that Manziel will play in the CFL in 2018, but the league's decision—after months of background work that included an investigation into Manziel's 2016 domestic violence charge—gives the Tiger-Cats the green light to sign him or trade his rights.
Following the CFL announcement, the Tiger-Cats released a statement thanking CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie for his "due diligence" but did not provide an update on their potential interest in Manziel—a former Heisman Trophy winner.
"I think he'd be the best player to ever play up here," Tiger-Cats head coach by June Jones said making it clear that he wants Manziel as his quarterback.. "He can throw it and he can run it like nobody ever has been able to do."
Manziel was not immediately available for comment.
Guess he was buying a Canadian to English dictionary.
Hey, don’t laugh; he may actually believe it’s a different language.
It’s not like he went to class at Texas A&M.