Sport Johnny Manziel To Play in Spring League

19:10  14 february  2018
19:10  14 february  2018 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Carson Wentz should play in the spring league . He wasn’t talented enough to play D1 football anyway! I can see it now, Johnny Manziel shows up drunk and yells…. Spring League ? I thought they said Spring Break!

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel and defensive end Greg Hardy are among those who have received invites to play in the upcoming Spring League . According to TMZ Sports, a league representative said Johnny Football is still mulling the offer

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Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel has signed on to compete in the Spring League.

The Spring League touts itself as an "elite developmental league and scouting event for professional football talent" with the ultimate goal of having those athletes play in the NFL.

“Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it’s gone. My goal is to make it back to the NFL and I realize I have to earn that privilege,” Manziel said. “The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do. I miss the competition.”

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Johnny Manziel still has a long way to go before he’s ever given another shot at playing in the NFL. But you’ve got to start somewhere, and apparently for Manziel , that somewhere is The Spring League . Manziel has signed a contract to play in the upcoming Spring League .

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is one of several high-profile former NFL players invited to participate in the Spring League , which debuts in April. Wide receiver Jalen Saunders has already agreed to play in the Spring League .

The Spring League will start on March 28 and run through April 15 in Austin, Texas.

Manziel, 25, said this week in an interview with ABC News that he is past his alcohol problems and is taking medication to treat bipolar disorder.

Manziel has not played in an NFL game since Week 16 of the 2015 season and was released by the Cleveland Browns after two seasons following an alleged domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend.

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If Johnny Manziel wants to return to football in 2017, it looks like he's going to have an option. An independent football league , known as the Spring League , is The four teams in the league will play a total of six games beginning in April. According to the league , all games will be nationally televised.

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