Johnny Manziel released by Alouettes, kicked out of CFL for violating agreement

Wednesday - 27/02/2019 18:19
Johnny Manziel released by Alouettes, kicked out of CFL for violating agreement
What I'm Hearing: Lorenzo Reyes details how Johnny Manziel's release means his time in Canada is over and will have to look elsewhere to play football. 

Johnny Manziel has been kicked out of the Canadian Football League.

The Montreal Alouettes announced Wednesday that they have been instructed by the league to terminate Manziel's contract because he "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league." 

“We are disappointed by this turn of events," Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said in a statement released by the team. "Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement. We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed."

Manziel, his agent and a CFL spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment from USA TODAY Sports, but the quarterback tweeted later on Wednesday to say farewell to his team and said he was looking forward to "exploring new options within the United States."

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