Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly had a workout with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
Per TSN.ca’s Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor, Manziel worked out for Hamilton coaches and front-office personnel on Aug. 23 and 24 in Buffalo, but the team decided against signing him after “coming away convinced he’s not ready to resume his professional career.”
Lalji and Naylor noted Hamilton sent head coach June Jones, vice-president of football operations Kent Austin, general manager Eric Tillman, assistant general manager Shawn Burke and team president and CEO Scott Mitchell to see Manziel’s workout.
The team was hoping to see that Manziel was “ready to put his troubled past behind him and dedicate himself to becoming the player he was in college,” but sources told Lalji and Naylor the Tiger-Cats’ answers to those questions was “a resounding no.”
Never thought I’d be talking about the Canadian Football League twice in one week and on top of that, I’m talking about the same Hamilton Tiger-Cats that hired Art Briles, a coach known for letting his players sexually abuse women with no consequence at Baylor, and then fire Art Briles all in the same breath. I think I’m a Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan now.
How bad must Johnny Manziel be that he can’t make a CFL roster? It’s safe to say that it’s time to retire the ‘Johnny Football’ nickname and rename him something more important like Johnny Trustfund or Johnny Xanny Bar.
Shout out to the Tiger-Cats staying in the news when I have no business even knowing their names. Hamilton Forever.
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