Just when you think that there possibly can’t be anymore Johnny Manziel stories, someone will come along and tell you at least one more. After NFL teams have shown no interest in the troubled QB, one person has kept an eye on him and could potentially help with a possible comeback for Manziel. That man is Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera. Butera told TMZ that his league would love to have Manziel according to NBC Sports Saturday morning.
Butera stated “We could provide a strong platform for him to demonstrate that he is back. We would also work with him and provide him whatever help he needed to live a healthy life.”
The article poses the idea that this could be a publicity stunt for the league due to the fact that the AFL has three more weeks in the regular season. The NFL threw the ban hammer down and gave Manziel a four-game suspension Thursday, making his return to the league a tad more difficult. Manziel told reporters earlier in the week that on July 1st, he plans on committing to better himself and become sober. If he truly wants to make a serious comeback and prove to people that he can stay clean and play in the NFL again, he might not have any other choice but to play in a league like the AFL or CFL.
The NFL big wigs will need some proof that he has cleaned up his act and his game and this would be the best possible way to do so.