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Arena Football is interested in Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel reacts after being sacked in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cleveland. Troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was cited for driving with expired license plates last weekend. According to police in North Olmsted, Ohio, Manziel was stopped at 8:28 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2016, while driving on Interstate 480 (AP Photo/David Richard, File)


NFL teams have given Johnny Manziel the cold shoulder since the Browns cut him in March, but there’s another football league willing to give Manziel a chance.

Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera told TMZ that his league would love to have Manziel.

“We could provide a strong platform for him to demonstrate that he is back,” Butera said. “We would also work with him and provide him whatever help he needed to live a healthy life.”

The Arena Football season only has four more weeks, so at the moment, Butera’s comments seem designed more to get a little attention for his league than like a serious offer to have Manziel sign with one of Arena’s eight teams.

If Manziel ever gets serious about trying to jump start his career, however, he might have no choice but to play in a league like the AFL or the CFL. The NFL is going to want Manziel to prove himself before he gets another chance.