The Arena Football League (AFL) wants Johnny Manziel, which could lead to the controversial and troubled quarterback to leave the National Football League (NFL) and move on with his American football career.
Manziel was recently suspended by the NFL for substance abuse and will miss the first four games if he returns to the league. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner in college football played for the Cleveland Browns for a few games in two years but was cut by the team last March.
NFL rumors of Manziel not returning to American football hound the quarterback after accusations of being an alcoholic and a drug user. He is also being accused of hurting an ex-girlfriend.
With many issues surrounding Manziel, there are no NFL teams interested in the 23-year-old quarterback. However, the AFL could be an option if he wants to continue playing American football.
League commissioner Scott Butera stated that the AFL will welcome the controversial QB with open arms.
“We could provide a strong platform for him to demonstrate that he is back. We would also work with him and provide him whatever help he needed to live a healthy life,” Butera said via TMZ Sports.
Manziel has played limited games for the Browns. In 14 regular season games in 2014 and 2015, he accumulated 1,675 passing yards on 147 of 258 completions (57.0%) with seven touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
There are NFL rumors that Manziel has promised to be sober starting July 1. For Manziel’s sake, his fans are hoping that this time it’s true and that he can still return to playing football.
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