Turns Out ESPN Had No Idea What It Was Talking About With Johnny Manziel And The XFL

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ESPN reversed course Friday after initially issuing a Thursday report that Johnny Manziel wouldn’t be allowed to play in the restarted XFL.

ESPN reported the following upon Vince McMahon’s announcement:

McMahon also said he would preclude any player with a criminal record, which would disqualify former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (emphasis added).

I quickly noted that ESPN’s report didn’t add up at all because Manziel’s domestic violence chargers were dismissed.

Well, it didn’t take long for Darren Rovell to issue a another statement that Johnny Football wasn’t in fact banned from the league. He tweeted, “Clarification: Johnny Manziel has not been specifically ruled out of playing in the XFL at this time.”

I’m just a regular guy, and I’m out here with better info than ESPN. I’d like to say I’m shocked, but we all know that I’m not. Not a great look for the “worldwide leader in sports” when a guy who makes a living by drinking Mountain Dew and beer is more informed on the situation than they are.

Now it’s time to officially fire up the ComebackSZN hype machine.

#XFL2020 #Comeback$ZN

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