The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have started negotiations with US quarterback Johnny Manziel.
In a statement released on Sunday, the organization confirmed the talks, at the deadline of their exclusive period of negotiations with the former Browns of Cleveland.
“We can confirm that we have made an offer to Manziel and that his rights come back to us while discussions continue,” reads the official Ti-Cats website.
Manziel left the NFL through the little door. Unable to establish himself as a titular quarterback, he also faced allegations of spousal abuse.
CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said a Manziel deal in his league will have to be coupled with a “rigorous expert assessment of the issue of violence against women, by a lawyer or by an interview. no one “.
The former Texas A & M University champion won the Heisman Trophy in 2012, as the best player in the NCAA. A first-round pick, 22nd overall by the Browns in 2014, he showed a 2-6 record as holder. The Browns released him in March 2016. He has not played a competitive football game since.
Last week, the Tiger-Cats signed quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and sent Zach Collaros to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Hamilton finished 3rd in the East Division last season and missed the playoffs.