Johnny Manziel, or should we say "John" Manziel, is out of football yet again. Only this time, it wasn't his fault, as the AAF shut down and suspended league operations a little more than a week ago.
According to TMZ Sports, the legend of Johnny Football isn't completely dead in the water. The XFL's league commissioner, Oliver Luck, hasn't ruled out a roster spot for the former Texas A&M star and Heisman winner.
XFL Reversing Course On Johnny Manziel? QB Now 'In the Mix' https://t.co/COifgobD7Z— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) April 10, 2019
"If he is able to meet our standards and if our coaches think he’s one of the top quarterbacks out there that can help us,” said Luck. “Certainly we have no reason not to believe he couldn’t be in the mix...
Ironically enough, when the XFL revealed their plans to reboot the league, owner Vince McMahon prioritized his original idea that any players with a criminal history would be prohibited from playing in his league. That notion would make Manziel ineligible, but John, a changed man, will be given an opportunity after all.
In fact, McMahon said the following of Manziel at the time: