AAF offers Johnny Manziel workout after CFL ban

first_img Related News Manziel, 26, was released by the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday and barred from signing with any other CFL team after violating an agreement with the league. It remains a mystery as to what why Manziel was barred, though it could be a factor in where he lands next.Manziel tweeted after his release, in part, “I look forward to exploring new options within the United States.”The XFL could be another option for Manziel, but according to USA Today, the league has not had any contact with Manziel or his camp. The Alliance of American Football invited quarterback Johnny Manziel to workout for the league’s teams after his fallout with the CFL, though it’s not yet clear whether he will accept the invitation.AAF chairman Tom Dundon told USA Today on Thursday that all eight AAF teams would be invited to the potential workout, but the San Antonio Commanders own Manziel’s rights under the league’s college allocation system because he played college football at Texas A&M. If the Commanders decline to sign Manziel, then other teams would have the opportunity to do so. “Right now, it’s a decision of the GMs, and they can decide what they want to do,” Dundon explained. “If talent-wise this is close, the negative of him is that there is drama with him and you are trying to win games and build a team. The positive is that he brings in fans and attention.”If Manziel does go the AAF route and a team offers him a contract, Dundon reiterated the quarterback would get the same deal that every player in the AAF receives — a three-year contract worth $250,000.  Johnny Manziel released by CFL’s Montreal Alouettes for violating contractlast_img read more

38 new cases of COVID-19 identified over weekend in immediate listening area

first_imgArea Total59138 Deaths Cerro Gordo591 Mitchell4 Franklin Butler354 Hancock243 Floyd1 Floyd18 Winnebago152 Cerro Gordo281 DES MOINES — 38 more cases of COVID-19 were identified over the weekend in our listening area.In the time period between 11 o’clock Friday morning and 11 o’clock Sunday morning, 18 more cases were reported in Wright County; six more in Floyd; four in Butler; three each in Franklin and Hancock; two in Winnebago; and single cases in Cerro Gordo and Kossuth counties.That brings the immediate listening area’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic to 591 — 314 in Wright; 60 in Franklin; 59 in Cerro Gordo; 37 in Hancock; 35 in Butler; 33 in Floyd; 24 in Kossuth; 15 in Winnebago; eight in Mitchell and six in Worth.25 more people have recovered for an area total of 282 — 15 of those in Wright; three each in Butler and Hancock; two in Franklin; and one each in Cerro Gordo and Worth.In the same weekend time period statewide, 738 more cases were reported for a total of 25,865. A total of 16,018 people have recovered, while a total of 685 people have died. Hancock Area Total28225 Kossuth Kossuth241 Floyd336 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Mitchell8(1 case reassigned to another county) Worth Worth6 Winnebago12 Worth51 Wright31418 Cerro Gordo1 Butler2 Mitchell Hancock373 Franklin603 RecoveredNew Recovered Area Total4 Butler193 Kossuth13 Winnebago Franklin242 Wright13515 Wrightlast_img read more