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Johnny Manziel

CFL won't approve Manziel deal for this year

Johnny Manziel won't be kick-starting his pro football career in the CFL this season.

The league announced Wednesday it won't approve a contract for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner until next season, and only if he meets certain conditions stipulated by Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.

Those conditions are confidential, the league said.

Manziel will be eligible to sign a CFL contract after the season.

Ambrosie met with Manziel earlier this week in Toronto.

"I recently had a really positive meeting with Commissioner Ambrosie and welcomed the chance for us to get to know each other and have an in-depth talk about a possible future with the CFL,"...