After already receiving commitments from Greg Hardy and Kellen Winslow Jr., the Spring League has reached out to Johnny Manziel to join their ranks. But there’s a catch.
Spring League CEO Brian Woods reached out to Manziel with an offer to join the instructional league, with the condition that the former Cleveland Browns quarterback pass a drug test and submit to nightly check-ins.
The league was designed to be a showcase for ex-NFL and other players who are trying to make it to the NFL. The league seeks to have participation from all 32 NFL teams, and will have six teams that each will play a six-game schedule.
Here is the letter that was obtained by TMZ:
Dear Mr. Manziel,
I wanted to reach out and personally invite you to participate in The Spring League for the 2017 season, which runs from April 5th through April 26th at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Four teams, consisting primarily of NFL veterans and younger talent, will play in a total of six games.
Our coaching staff includes Terry Shea, a renowned quarterback guru, and Mike Westhoff. We have an abundance of experienced NFL players that will be taking part, such as Kellen Winslow Jr., Greg Hardy and Jaylen Saunders. Moreover, we expect to have representation from all 32 NFL clubs to be in attendance.
In short, we believe The Spring League can provide you with the ideal forum to restart your NFL career.