Johnny Manziel announces return to football


The Spring League, which will take place in Austin, brands itself as "an elite developmental league & scouting event for professional football talent".

In 15 career National Football League games with the Cleveland Browns, Manziel's thrown for 1,675 yards and seven touchdowns against seven interceptions.

"Going back throughout the last couple years of my life, I was self-medicating with alcohol", he said in a recent "Good Morning America" interview.

The League tells TMZ Sports, "We believe our platform is the ideal forum for Mr. Manziel to enact his NFL comeback". "Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it is gone".

Manziel admitted that there is no one to blame but himself for his run-ins with the law, including a domestic assault charge that was dismissed last November following his agreement to attend an anger management course. "That's what I thought would make me happy and get out of that depression", Manziel said.

In a little over a month I finally get to put the pads back on.

But where I'm at and where my mind-set is, that's my goal at the end of the day: to get back there and to be able to run out on the field as a starter again.

Cut from Cleveland in 2016, Manziel hasn't played a snap since December 2015.

Manziel, who has hinted at a comeback for some time now, issued a statement to Bleacher Report, saying "Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember". But I know if I stay on these meds and I continue to do what I am doing right now. He said he has since stopped drinking and is taking medication for bipolar disorder.

Although his name is in fewer headlines now than in year's past, Manziel is making his way back into the spotlight.

This actually makes me think that an National Football League team might pull the trigger to carry the weight of the #ComebackSZN PR move. "The way my wires are in my head and the way that I'm built and my makeup is completely different than Baker".