Johnny Manziel has signed a player agreement with the AAF and will join the Memphis Express, according to a release from the Alliance.
Johnny Manziel is headed back to the United States to play football, and it will be in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor will go through the AAF waiver system, per Schefter, after the San Antonio Commanders renounced his college allocation rights.
The AAF, now in its first season, says Manziel will report Sunday to Memphis after the Express lost to Salt Lake, 22-9, on Saturday to fall to 1-5 on the year. Express quarterback Zach Mettenberger was injured Saturday and unable to return to the team's 22-9 loss at Salt Lake and his status is uncertain.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor at Texas A&M had his contract with the CFL terminated last month.Читайте также: Donald Trump to visit Ireland later this year
On Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the former Browns QB has signed with the up-start Alliance of American Football League.
Manziel will be immediately eligible to play for the Express, an AAF spokesperson said. Mettenberger had replaced Christian Hackenberg as Memphis' starter, so coach Mike Singletary could look to Manziel to lead his squad.
The eight-team AAF is midway through its inaugural season this spring.
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced in December 2017 that the league would approve a contract for Manziel, who at the time was on the Tiger-Cats' negotiation list. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after he took an anger management course and participated in the NFL's substance abuse program.
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