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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel says he’s creating a football comeback.
Manziel announced Wed that he’ll participate in the developing Spring League in Austin, Texas, that will play from March 28 in order to April 15. The league is made for players hoping to impress NFL scouts. The league confirmed Manziel may participate.
Manziel won the Heisman as a freshman with Texas A& M in 2012 and left college after his sophomore season for your NFL. He was drafted within the first round by the Cleveland Browns, but was cut in 2016 plus hasn’t played since.
In a latest interview with “Good Morning America”, Manziel said he’s been identified as having bipolar disorder and has stopped drinking alcohol. Within 2016, a domestic assault cost against Manziel in Dallas has been dismissed after Manziel took a good anger management course and took part in the NFL’s substance-abuse program. He or she was also suspended four games for any substance-abuse violation even though he was not under contract.
“Can’t wait to obtain back on the field and show NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE scouts what I can do! ” Manziel tweeted Wednesday.
Manziel played 9 games with the Browns in 2 seasons, passing for 1, 675 yards with seven touchdowns plus seven interceptions.
“Football has been a massive part of my life for as long as I can keep in mind. Sometimes you take for granted how much a person value something until it’s long gone. My goal is to make it back to the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE and I realize I have to earn that will privilege, ” Manziel said inside a statement provided by the Spring Little league.
This version has been up-to-date to correct that Manziel was reduce by the Browns in 2016.