When Vince announced the league, it was suggested that Manziel wouldn’t be eligible to play in the XFL due to his history of “criminality”. This stems from an allegation of domestic violence.
That charge was later dropped and recently, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck said the league would be open to signing Manziel.
“If he is able to meet our standards and if our coaches think he’s one of the top quarterbacks out there that can help us,” Luck said … “Certainly we have no reason not to believe he couldn’t be in the mix.”
Manziel also said that he is still going by Johnny, and left it by saying “Don’t believe everything you hear”.