Johnny Manziel offered contract by CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Johnny Manziel offered contract by CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The surprise would have been if the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hadn't offered Johnny Manziel a contract.

In late December, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambroise announced that he would approve a contract for Manziel should one be negotiated.

Manziel, picked No. 22 overall in the 2014 National Football League draft by Cleveland, was waived by the Browns on March 11, 2016 following numerous off-the-field incidents that included an assault allegation.

In the early years of his professional career, Manziel made headlines in OH and in Texas for his partying, drinking and claims of assault.

The Browns have won just 4 games in the last 3 seasons combined and Manziel has been the winning quarterback for 2 of them.

However, Manziel's trail of trouble started long before the bye-week trip to Texas.

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He was released following the 2015 season.

When Manziel was drafted in 2014, it was not without some doubt about his ability to mature. After friends left the two alone, Crowley claims Manziel was "aggressive towards her".

Also, there were details about Manziel throwing Crowley against a hotel bed, and then, forcibly putting her in a vehicle to drive from the hotel to her apartment in Fort Worth while she asked for and was not given any help from a valet.

The Browns were not significantly better with Manziel, although the young offense could've been promising. However, in at least the last 12 years no CFL neg list player who was offered a contract remained on that team's list for the full year, a league official has told The Spectator.

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.

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