Johnny Manziel Comeback: Makes Canadian Football Debut Friday, Vows To ‘Throw The S*** Out Of The Ball’

Jonathan Vankin - Author

Aug. 3 2018, Updated 3:02 a.m. ET

Johnny Manziel, the 2012 NCAA college football Heisman Trophy winner whose NFL career flamed out after two seasons due to a series of injuries and erratic off-the-field behavioral episodes that Manziel later attributed to bipolar disorder, according to SB Nation, plays his first pro football game since December 27, 2015, on Friday — taking his first step in what he hopes will be a march back to the NFL.

But on Friday, according to ESPN, Manziel will be under center for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, as they host the team that signed Manziel earlier this year but never gave him a chance to play in a competitive game, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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The game will be the seventh of the season for Montreal, and with only one win to show for it so far, the Alouettes will be looking to “Johnny Football” to help reverse their fortunes in the 18-game, 2018 CFL campaign.

As for Manziel, he says he’s more than ready to go.

“I’m going to go out and throw the s*** out of the ball, there is no doubt about that,” Manziel said, according to The Sporting News.

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“I sat down all weekend with the coaches and put in some things that I feel like, ‘Hey, this is what I did at (Texas A&M), this is what I felt like in Cleveland we had in our playbook that I liked. These are things that I’ve repped a lot in the past. We put some stuff in that I felt like I knew and I’ve repped a lot in the past.”

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