The Tiger-Cats have the contract rights of the 2012 Heisman Trophy victor, who worked out for the team in August.
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after LaVar Ball's claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton. Manziel's rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, one of nine teams in the CFL.
Manziel has taken time off from football after being dropped by the Cleveland Browns for his performance both on and off the field.
He's since deleted the caption and all of the comments, so we're stuck with screenshots. "We have been notified that Johnny Manziel, on our negotiation list since September 2012, has gone through the formal process established by Commissioner Randy Ambrosie, and that provided he meets the conditions laid out to him by the Commissioner, is now eligible to play in the Canadian Football League in 2018 and beyond".
A first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2014, Manziel had a dramatic and tumultuous tenure in Cleveland, one filled with off-the-field partying that was well documented on social media, and more recently, domestic issues that resulted in legal troubles.More news: Oprah 2020? People Are Asking After Golden Globes Speech
The former Texas A&M star played two tumultuous seasons in the National Football League until the Cleveland Browns released him in March 2016 amid a number of off-field issues.
The Browns were not significantly better with Manziel, although the young offense could've been promising.
In 14 games over two years with the Browns, Manziel completed 147 of his 258 throws for 1,675 yards and seven touchdowns against five interceptions, and did not only miss a Sunday morning appointment as part of the NFL Concussion Protocol, but also, exercised an option to skip the 28-12 season-ending loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 3, 2016.
The district attorney's office confirmed Manziel successfully completed requirements of a court agreement that included taking an anger management course and participating in the NFL's substance abuse program.