TheSpec-“Johnny Football has worked out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Sources say Manziel was put through the paces by the Riders in Florida in advance of last month’s Senior Bowl. Manziel resides on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ negotiation list, having been added on Sept. 9, 2012, and Saskatchewan did not have permission to conduct the workout. That’s a violation of CFL bylaws, according to the league.
“The rules regarding the neglist are outlined in our by-laws. A team has exclusive rights to a player on their neglist,” according to a league official. “Therefore that player could not be contacted by, worked out by, or negotiate with another club unless consent is given.”
Roughriders president and CEO Craig Reynolds declined to comment but general manager and head coach Chris Jones denied that the team has made contact with Manziel.”
Here we go, Johnny Comeback Tour begins! Some people might say “LOL Johnny can only make the CFL now! Sad!” Well well, let me stop you there because this is actually the best thing that can happen to Johnny right now.
You think he signs with a Canadian team and the CFL commissioner says to Johnny, “hey welcome to league, but we want to keep you quiet and out of the headlines”? No absolutely not! The CFL is going to make sure this becomes an all around circus for Johnny. Front page, keys to the city hall, on maple syrup bottles, the whole works. CFL is going to make sure they can profit as much as they can from this, resulting in us as fans finally living the Johnny Manziel we saw at Texas A&M.
He’s already welcomed himself by already breaking the CFL rules. Since his contract was picked up in 2012 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he isn’t allowed to be contacted or worked out with by any other team. You can take the bad boy life out of the man, but you can’t take the man out of the bad boy life. Or something like that.
Time to dust off my Johnny Manziel Texas A&M jersey because the 2017 comeback tour begins now, you’re either in or out!
UPDATE 4:20 PM 2/9/17
Woop! Johnny Comeback 2017 Tour put on yet another delay: