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Johnny Manziel, a former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick, took to Twitter to let people know about his intentions. Apparently, he really wants to be back playing football.

For whatever it is worth, one can surmise he means he will play for free in the National Football League. The CFL has long been chasing Johnny Football’s services, but he’s yet to head up north to hurl a football. If he wants to get back to what he misses and loves so much, he can simply do that and still get paid.

As you might recall, Manziel recently announced that he would be “returning” to football.

Manziel, who was recently signed by the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, went on Good Morning America earlier in the month to talk about his abuse of substances and how he’s been diagnosed as bipolar.

“I was self-medicating with alcohol because I thought that’s what was making me happy and help me get out of this depression to a point where I thought I had some sense of happiness,” Manziel said via SEC Country. “But at the end of the day when you wake up the next day after a night like that, or after going on a trip like that, and that’s all gone? That liquid courage or that liquid sense of euphoria that’s over you is all gone.

“You’re left staring at the ceiling by yourself and you’re back in that depression and back in that hole, that dark hole sitting in a room by yourself thinking about all the mistakes you’ve made in your life. What did that get me? Where did that get me except out of the NFL? Where did that get me? Disgrace?”

Here is to hoping Manziel gets his shot and that his demons are done hurting him on, and off, the football field.

Former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel makes his plea to return to football Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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