For former college stars and NFL flameouts Johnny Manziel and Trent Richardson, it appears their respective professional football careers could be over.
Both were expected to compete for roster spots in the upcoming rebirth of the XFL, but neither has garnered much interest according to league commissioner Oliver Luck.
“I would argue that the players we have are better than those guys, to be honest with you," Luck said in a recent interview withThe Tampa Bay Times. "Johnny has his own history, and we have coaches from the CFL (Canadian Football League) who have seen him close up. I watched Trent when he was with the Colts, and I watched him when he was with the AAF. He was in the draft pool. Coaches and scouts looked at him and didn’t think he was going to help their team.
"I think the guys we have on our teams are the best 560 that aren’t playing in the National Football League."