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Johnny Manziel officially reinstated by the NFL

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Johnny Manziel isn't exactly having the best of times right now, at least in a professional capacity.

While he may be out partying most weekends, Manziel is without a team and has been that way for a while, with the Cleveland Browns releasing him after the end of the last NFL season.

However, Manziel has just had his first bit of good NFL related news in quite a while as he was officially reinstated by the league yesterday.

According to a report from USA Today, the National Football League sent a memo to franchises notifying them that Manziel's suspension has been lifted after serving his four-game ban.

That suspension was handed down over the summer when Manziel was found to have violated the league's substance abuse policy.

The Heisman Trophy winner is now all set to make a return to the pros. He just needs a team to take a gamble on him. And, in the case of Manziel, it would be one hell of a gamble.

After a stint in rehab and various brushes with the law, Johnny Football will likely be seen by many across the league as done, nothing more than a drug addicted failure who wasted away whatever potential he had.

Those that think he can turn his life around, won't exactly find encouraging statistics of his on-field performances, though. Eight career starts, a 57% completion rate, and seven touchdowns to seven interceptions. Manziel hardly set the world on fire.

So, will a team take a gamble on Johnny Manziel? You never know, but all signs point to the former college star never padding up in the NFL again.

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