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Johnny Manziel announces that he’s going by a new name now

For The Win logo For The Win 4/8/2019 Andrew Joseph


It's been a rough few months for Johnny Manziel.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was banned from the CFL, saw his marriage fall apart and lost another chance at a professional football career following the AAF's collapse. He signed with the Memphis Express three weeks before league football operations were suspended.

Manziel now finds himself at a crossroads in his life and football career, which has apparently inspired him to change his name to … John Manziel.

The ex-Memphis Express quarterback joined The Dan Patrick Show on Monday to announce the name change. The show even changed their graphic to "John" for him. It doesn't get more official than that.

Manziel said:

"I have a little update for you. I actually go by John these days. So, I'm kind of just turning over the page and moving forward a little bit."

John Manziel. That's going to take some getting used to.

Manziel did say that he hopes to continue his football career and that his time in Memphis was the most fun he's had playing football since his days at Texas A&M (despite only appearing for parts of two AAF games).

He declined to go into detail about what happened that led to his departure from the CFL and subsequent banning from the league.

But hey, his name is John now.


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