Johnny Manziel announces his return to football in the Spring League

Johnny Manziel announces his return to football in the Spring League

Her are three reasons why Johnny Manziel joining the Spring League and scouting events for the upcoming NFL season is a great move for him.

This actually makes me think that an National Football League team might pull the trigger to carry the weight of the #ComebackSZN PR move. Manziel revealed he's been taking medication for bipolar disorder.

For those unaware, the Spring League is an elite developmental platform hosted in Austin, Texas.

"The goal of the comeback", said Manziel, "is to get back to the National Football League, ultimately".

He says he was diagnosed as bipolar about a year ago, and perhaps that discovery has been the catalyst to his recovery and ultimately his renewed focus. Finally get to put some cleats on strap it up and go play ball again.

Manziel was a revolutionary player on the collegiate scene, becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy award.

On Barstool Sports" "Pardon My Take' podcast, the 2012 Heisman Trophy victor discussed an array of topics, including what went wrong in his time in Cleveland.


Manziel hasn't played a football game since being cut by the Browns following the 2015 season.

During an appearance on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take" podcast (h/t Ohio.com), Manziel said Mayfield can learn from his mistakes. The assault charge against Manziel was dropped after he attended an anger management course, a domestic violence victim panel and a substance abuse program.

"What did that get me?"

"Going back the last couple of years, I was self-medicating with alcohol. That's what I thought would make me happy and get out of that depression". He also said he's no longer drinking.

Manziel has been negotiating a contract with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold his exclusive rights. "So that's the end goal, that's the long-term goal for me".

"I saw the trickle-down effects of what I was doing in my life that were meaningless and pointless and selfish", Manziel said. There was a point in time I didn't know if it would ever happen again.

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