The article states that Ambrosie and the CFL are “awaiting the results of a multi-faceted expert analysis before deciding whether to approve him for play in the league.”
Ambrosie also spoke on the meeting he and Manziel had last September and said:
“(Manziel) represented himself incredibly well [in the meeting]. He was thoughtful. I found him to be authentic and sincere. I also felt like he seems to have come to a good place in his life. He was talking a lot about his family. Now, I should say that’s part of the problem. My bias is towards family. So when I’m with somebody in there talking about my family, immediately I feel good about the conversation.”
To read the full article with Ambrosie and ESPN, click here.
Manziel is currently on the Tiger-Cats’ negotiation list and last September he did indeed work out with the Ticats. He also attended a meeting with CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie where it was determined that a contract for the former Texas A&M product would not be filed by the league in 2017.
In September, Manziel released a statement via ESPN’s Adam Schefter after the CFL confirmed that Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the former Texas A&M star met. In the exchange with Schefter, Manziel said he had a ‘really positive meeting’ with Ambrosie and that he is ‘ready to play’.
The league then stated that it would not file a 2017 contract for Manziel with the Tiger-Cats or any other team but would be “eligible to sign a contract for the 2018 season and, if Mr. Manziel meets certain conditions that have been spelled out by the Commissioner, the CFL will register that contract.”
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