Arena Football League Wants To Sign Johnny Manziel
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was suspended for 4 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, probably wasn’t going to field any calls from any NFL teams this year anyway.
So what’s a young QB to do with all this upcoming free time…besides drink, smoke, and party? Sign with the Arena football league that’s interested in him, according to TMZ.
“Johnny Manziel might be playing pro football in 2016 after all — because the Arena Football League wants him … and believes they can truly help him get back to the NFL.
We spoke to AFL commish Scott Butera who says the league is ready and willing provide Manziel with whatever support he needs to aid in his football comeback.
Plus, Butera says … if Johnny’s serious about recommitting to football, the AFL would be the perfect place to rehone his skills and prove to NFL teams he can still play at a high level.
“We could provide a strong platform for him to demonstrate that he is back,” Butera says.
“We would also work with him and provide him whatever help he needed to live a healthy life.”
This would be great exposure for the league as ratings would surely skyrocket from having a controversial QB in the league. TMZ has reached out to Manziel, but so far he has not commented.