Johnny Manziel is reportedly taking the next steps for an NFL comeback by proving himself in a smaller league.
According to The Hamilton Spectator, Johnny Football worked out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.
Johnny Manziel 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.
Unfortunately the reported workout may have violated CFL rules.
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.”
If this report is true it’s good to see Manziel taking the next steps to actually trying to make something of himself instead of partying his life away.