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Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby South Pender » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:55 pm

Probably not, although you never know. Saw this on Pro Football Talk:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... y-manziel/

He evidently was worked out by the Riders in contravention of CFL rules that say only the team who has a player on their negotiation list (that would be the Ti-Cats for Manziel) can work that player out. The Riders deny having had Manziel in for a workout.
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby TheLionKing » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:45 pm

If true, it's not surprise given how Chris Jones is not adverse to breaking the rules.
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby Hambone » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:23 pm

There's already a 679 post (probably over 700 by the time I post this) going on over at RF.com over this. It's not about Manziel himself but rather over the accusation that the Riders worked Manziel out illegally. Jones has vehemently denied it and already threatened to take the accuser to court.
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby WestCoastJoe » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:48 pm

Please, God, no. No Manziel to the CFL. Aside from all the baggage, this football fan does not even think he is all that talented.

Some fans may like him, I acknowledge.

Just IMO ...
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby DanoT » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:44 am

I am wondering if Manziel was worked out by an NFL or Arena team while a Rider scout was present. This would still allow Jones to deny that the Riders worked out Manziel.

A lot of posters at Riderfans think that because Jones threatened legal action that his denial must be legit. I am pretty sure Jones was quoted as saying that the team was looking into legal action, something that could be a bluff and may also mean that they haven't even talked to an actual lawyer yet.
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby Lions4ever » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:43 am

WestCoastJoe wrote:Please, God, no. No Manziel to the CFL. Aside from all the baggage, this football fan does not even think he is all that talented.

Some fans may like him, I acknowledge.

Just IMO ...


During his time at Texas A & M their games quickly became appointment viewing for me. He always seemed to be doing something no one else was doing on a college football field then. But at the time he declared for the draft I thought he came out way too early. Should have stayed at least one more season and, ideally, two.
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby CardiacKid » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:12 pm

Well, Manziel is going to have to duke it out with Vince Young to see who plays in Riderville this year. Young is on the Rider's negotiation list and he just hired a high-powered agent; he says he wants to play again.....

Tongue somewhat inserted in cheek........
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Re: Johnny Manziel to the CFL?

Postby WestCoastJoe » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:34 pm

Lions4ever wrote:
WestCoastJoe wrote:Please, God, no. No Manziel to the CFL. Aside from all the baggage, this football fan does not even think he is all that talented.

Some fans may like him, I acknowledge.

Just IMO ...


During his time at Texas A & M their games quickly became appointment viewing for me. He always seemed to be doing something no one else was doing on a college football field then. But at the time he declared for the draft I thought he came out way too early. Should have stayed at least one more season and, ideally, two.


Yes. In fairness, Manziel certainly does have achievements and awards, especially at the college level.

Nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback,[1] Manziel debuted for the Texas A&M Aggies as a redshirt freshman in Kevin Sumlin's Air Raid offense[2] during A&M's first season in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 2012. He broke numerous NCAA Division I FBS and SEC records, which include becoming the first freshman and fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season.[3] At the end of the regular season, he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy,[4] Manning Award,[5] and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.[6] Manziel capitalized on his redshirt freshman season by leading Texas A&M to a 41–13 victory over Oklahoma in the 2013 Cotton Bowl Classic.[7] -- Wikipedia
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