Hamilton would most likely benefit as well since they hold Manziel's rights as well.
"With that, I will not be commenting further on the report", the release concluded.
The idea of Manziel working out for a CFL team is completely plausible.
Manziel in the CFL would be intriguing.
The Roughriders have called B.S. on the report claiming NO workout took place - but the CFL says it's investigating nonetheless. It's something to surely follow as 2017 progresses and whether the former Heisman victor and first round pick can resume his playing career. Initial reports indicate that they think "it appears the report is false".
CFL bylaws state that clubs are "expressly forbidden to negotiate, directly or indirectly, with a player whose name is on the negotiation list of another member club". "Should other evidence come to light, we will deal with it accordingly". He sent out a series of Tweets on January 19 acknowledging past struggles with alcohol although he has since deleted his Twitter account, stating it is a "distraction". However, for now, Manziel is still without a suitor at either the National Football League or CFL level. After being selected 22nd overall by Cleveland in the 2014 National Football League draft, Manziel went on to start just eight games over the next two seasons.
Thursday afternoon Chris Jones, the Riders general manager and vice president of football operations, released a statement flatly denying having contact with Manziel.
The Roughriders were disciplined twice last season for violating CFL rules, first for roster violations ($60,000 and salary cap reductions) and then for staying on the team's midfield logo during team introductions ($5,000) less than a week later.