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CFL extends window for decision on Johnny Manziel

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KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns rolls out of the pocket at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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The CFL extended its 10-day window for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to make a decision on Johnny Manziel. The league said in in a statement it needs more time to evaluate the quarterback, who must undergo a domestic violence assessment first.

“The window was extended to facilitate a process of evaluation for the player,” the statement read, via David William Naylor of TSN. “We’ll have no further comment until and unless that process has been completed.”

Hamilton owns the former Heisman Trophy winner’s CFL rights, having placed him on their negotiation list years ago. By league rules, any player on the list can trigger a 10-day window in which the team must sign, trade or release him.

Manziel’s agent recently activated the window.

But the Ticats first need to know whether the CFL will allow Manziel to play.