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Saturday, May 26, 2018

CFL fines head coach for meeting with Johnny Manziel rep

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There is some fallout in the Johnny Manziel CFL case.

Back in February, around the same time that Manziel was revving up his efforts regarding an NFL comeback, a site covering the Canadian Football League reported that Manziel worked out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. That would have constituted a violation because another team in the league holds Manziel’s rights.

The CFL investigated the report and did not find evidence that Manziel worked out for the team. But they did fine the team’s coach/GM, Chris Jones, $5,000 for meeting with Manziel’s publicist.

At the time the news was reported, Manziel refuted the report and said he did not work out for the team. Jones also said that did not happen and he threatened legal action against the website responsible for the report.

Outside of a meeting with this NFL head coach, there has not been much news on the Manziel comeback front. He has not played in the league since the 2015 season.

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