Thursday afternoon the Tiger-Cats organization released this statement:
“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. We appreciate the CFL office and Commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s due diligence in this matter. We also recognize Johnny Manziel for thus far demonstrating the attributes necessary to continue his career in our great league. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Manziel notified the Ticats over the summer that he was interested in resuming his career since he was released by the Cleveland Browns back in March of 2016. After working him out in August in Western New York, the franchise were told by the CFL that the former Heisman winning quarterback would need to meet the Commissioner and would be required to pass a number of unspecified conditions in order to be eligible to play in the CFL.