The team says it was directed to terminate the quarterback’s contract by the league and that no other teams will be allowed to sign him.
The Montreal Alouettes say they have terminated Johnny Manziel’s contract at the direction of the CFL.
The move comes after Manziel “contravened the agreement, which made him eligible to play in the league,” the team said in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.
“We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement,” Kavis Reed, the team’s general manager said in the statement. “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.”
The league has said other teams will not be able to sign Manziel, according to the Alouettes.