Johnny Manziel has been the subject of a great amount of fascination since joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Some are excited for the former Heisman Trophy winner to begin his career comeback in Canada, while others believe he won’t adapt well to the CFL game; either way, a good deal of eyes have been turned his way.
You can include the Canada Border Services Agency among those who have scrutinized the quarterback lately, although for a unique reason. In the first episode of his new podcast with Barstool Sports, Comeback SZN, Manziel describes being held up at the border for carrying too much physical cash:
The cash limit at the border is $10,000, so, yeah, not really a relatable story. Even though his time in the NFL was brief, the former first-round pick became a multi-millionaire from his football earnings alone, and that doesn’t count whatever else he’s done over the last few years away from the field. That’s Money Manziel for you.
Clearly, the delay was only that and didn’t block Manziel from getting into Hamilton in time for training camp. Although he’s slated to begin the season as the Ticats’ backup quarterback, his fans sure had something to cheer for when he secured his first CFL touchdown on Saturday:
Other topics discussed on Manziel’s podcast include his contract negotations with the Ticats (“They stepped up, we didn’t think they’d step up to where I told them they needed to get to.”), as well as adapting to CFL coverages and which of his friends of fame might one day pay Hamilton a visit.
h/t Comeback SZN