Johnny Manziel says CFL a “great league,” gets chirped by Duron

Johnny Manziel says he thinks the CFL is a “great league” and has already engaged in a certain right of passage in Canadian football these days: getting chirped by Duron Carter.

On Tuesday morning the Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver responded to a Tweet Manziel posted over the weekend and seemed to take the controversial quarterback to task for his approach.

In a recent interview, Manziel revealed he’s been diagnosed as bipolar as well as dealing with substance abuse issues. His initial Tweet seemed more in tune with that narrative than the football one, something he seemed to address in his response to Carter.

He followed up with another Tweet.

Manziel hasn’t said much about the CFL on social media or in the recent round of interviews designed to help rehabilitate his reputation. Manziel said last week that he’d be taking his talents to The Spring League, an exhibition showcase of (unpaid) players looking for an opportunity in pro football.

Manziel is clearly hoping for another NFL shot but Carter wants to see Manziel in the CFL… in part so he can utilize the defensive back skills that saw him pick off Calgary’s Bo Levi Mitchell last season.

Welcome to the CFL, Johnny. And yes, Duron does this with everyone.