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The Montreal Alouettes release quarterback Johnny Manziel

The Montreal Alouettes have been directed by the Canadian Football League (“CFL”) to terminate the player contract of international quarterback Johnny Manziel after it was found that he had contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.

“We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement,” said General Manager Kavis Reed. “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.”

“We are confident going into the 2019 training camp with a roster of quarterbacks that had played in our system last year and are committed to our team,” added Reed.

The CFL has informed all of its member clubs that it will not register a contract for Manziel should any club attempt to sign him.