Johnny Manziel Would Be Welcome to Play Arena Football, Says AFL Commissioner

July 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Johnny Manziel may not have a future in the NFL, but the former Heisman winner can rest easy knowing the Arena Football League is a fallback option.  
AFL Commissioner Scott Butera told TMZ Sports that the league would open its doors—and arms—if Manziel wanted to play football. 
"We could provide a strong platform for him to demonstrate that he is back," Butera said. "We would also work with him and provide him whatever help he needed to live a healthy life."
TMZ added that it had contacted Manziel to ask about his interest in playing arena football but had not received a response. 
Right now, he has more important matters to deal with. He told the celebrity gossip site earlier in the week that he planned to go sober starting July 1. 
ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler spoke to a source close to Manziel who said his plan to get clean was sincere: "He's talked for a while about knuckling down, getting ready and working out. It's m...

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