Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Saturday they have signed the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback to a two-year contract.
“Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break,” Manziel wrote on Twitter. “Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.”
The Tiger-Cats finished 2017 in third place of the CFL’s Eastern Division with a 6-12 record. They Cheap Official NHL Jerseys failed to make the playoffs.
The CFL released a statement Saturday which said the league “would approve and register a contract” for Manziel. But, Manziel has been informed he must continue to meet “a number of conditions set by the league” regarding his conduct, the statement said.
“As is the case with all of our players reporting to training camps this weekend, we wish him and his team the best of luck as they prepare for the upcoming CFL season,” the statement said in part.
The 2018 CFL preseason begins May 27, with Hamilton playing its first game June 1. Hamilton kicks off the regular season June 16 at Calgary.
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