CFL extends deadline for Ticats to offer Johnny Manziel a contract

The CFL has indefinitely extended the deadline for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to offer quarterback Johnny Manziel a contract.

The league is requiring Manziel be assessed by an expert in domestic violence prevention as well as meet with commissioner Randy Ambrosie before signing a contract with any club.

“The window was extended to facilitate a process of evaluation for the player,” the CFL said in a statement first provided to TSN. “We’ll have no further comment until and unless that process has been completed.”

Last week, Manziel activated the 10-day window that required Hamilton offer him a contract. Under CFL rules, any player on a team’s exclusive 45-man negotiation list can demand to be offered a contract within 10 days. If a contract offer is not received within that period, the player is removed from the neg list. If a contract offer is received but rejected, the player is removed from the list one year from the offer date.

Manziel was charged in January 2016 after being accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley. He reached a dismissal agreement that required him to complete an anger management class, attend a domestic violence impact panel and participate in a substance-abuse program.

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