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Johnny Manziel on returning to football to play for the Spring League

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This March will mark the football return of former Texas A&M Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel to the gridiron.

Manziel is a former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns who was released from the team after a string of personal issues outside of the game.

He was cut back in 2015 and recently spoke to Good Morning America to talk about his issues off the field.

The former Aggie revealed he has been battling with bipolar disorder, depression and alcohol use. He will now attempt a comeback to the game of football by playing for The Spring League in March.

Spring League was created in 2017 to help NFL teams and Canadian Football teams scout potential talent.

The league currently holds four teams and will hold joint practices as well as games from March 28th to April 15th in Austin, Texas.

Here's Manziel's comments on joining the league (quotes via NFL.com):

"Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it's gone.

"My goal is to make it back to the NFL and I realize I have to earn that privilege," Manziel said in a statement released by the developmental league.

"The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do. I miss the competition."

Spring League CEO Brian Woods had this to say about Manziel joining the league:

"We're excited to have such a dynamic player in Johhny Manziel taking part in The Spring League," Brian Woods, CEO of The Spring League, said in a statement.

"We believe our platform is the ideal forum for Mr. Manziel to enact his NFL comeback."

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What are your thoughts on Manziel returning to the football field to play for the Spring League? Do you think that he'll impress some NFL teams and get a shot at the big leagues once again? Or has his troubled past plagued his stock far too much for a team to take a risk on him? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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