Following his release from the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League (CFL), it will be interesting what lies ahead for controversial football player Johnny Manziel. The 22nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft got his walking papers - not only from the team but from the league as well.

According to multiple reports, the CFL terminated the contract of the former Heisman Trophy winner after it was found that he contravened the agreement that made him eligible to play in the league. Terms of those conditions were not released, and it appears, for now, that all of that will be kept under wraps.

“We’re trying to do what we believe is in the best interests of the entire league. The conditions we set, we thought were the right ones. Those conditions have been violated and we feel it’s best, and Montreal feels its best, to let Johnny move on. And we think it’s best for our league that he does the same. And we wish him well,” CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said.

But even before all this came out, it seems that the 26-year-old was already aware of his fate. In fact, he shared via Twitter that he is already looking for new opportunities. And his next stop could be the Alliance of American Football. The league kicked off its inaugural season earlier this month.

But looking at his history, even the said league could do its own investigation and want to know what led to Manziel's expulsion from the CFL. Part of the terms included for him to play there initially was an assessment by an independent expert on domestic violence. It remains unclear for now if the 2012 Associated Press Player of the Year failed to fulfill that clause.

It has been a topsy-turvy career for Manziel who was seen as a promising quarterback back in 2014. Even at the time, there were some who were apprehensive with his antics, clearly something that did not seem right.

Regardless, the Browns took a chance when they drafted him 22nd overall. He had his chances but several off-field accusations that included partying in Texas over bye week and allegedly missing a scheduled check-in led to his release on March 11,2016, SB Nation reported.

Johnny Manziel Johnny Manziel's football career may have finally come to an unfortunate end. Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during warm-ups prior to a CFL game against the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Photo: Getty Images/Derek Leung

Manziel's options are growing thin despite his talent. At 26, he could still turn around his football career. Unfortunately, this all depends on whether his heart is still in the game.