Ottawa RedBlacks wide receiver Diontae Spencer’s war of words with Saskatchewan cornerback Duron Carter added another chapter with a 40-12 blowout win over the Riders on Thursday Night Football.
Spencer hauled in a critical 3rd quarter touchdown which put the game out of reach, en route to 82 receiving yards, besting Carter.
“I guess they had a good vacation,” Spencer said after the game, via Ottawa’s TSN 1200. “They came and saw Parliament. Pack your bags and go home.”
“I don’t wanna talk about it, (but) from now on, he’s not 89,” Spencer said, according to CFL.ca. “I never let anybody with No. 89 cover me. All he does is talk — he knows what’s up with me. He’s got to change his number if he wants to play against me next time.”
We nice, we know we nice. We don’t need anybody to tell us we’re good,” said Spencer, who stated that Ottawa’s 40-point outburst was “100 per cent” a message to the rest of the league. “We tough all around the board — it don’t matter who it is, from Greg (Ellingson) to D(ominique) Rhymes to Brad (Sinopoli) to Noel (Thomas Jr.), we tough.”
“It’s a good thing (to win) because winning doesn’t come easy in this league, (and) our guys are pretty humble,” said Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell. “It’s important (to win at home) because we love our fans and all that, but our guys have been really good about not getting caught up in home or away, or opponent or all that. They go about their business and don’t get caught up in the other stuff.”
Alouettes Release Johnny Manziel
The Montreal Alouettes have released former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Apparently, Manziel violated his contract with the Alouettes, according to the team.
With the AAF in play, and the XFL arriving next season, it is likely that Manziel is looking to latch on with either of those two leagues as opposed to continuing to play in the CFL.
However, if Manziel is looking to draw significant interest his play in the CFL left much to be desired.
Manziel appeared in 8 games for Montreal during his tenure, throwing 5 touchdowns verse 7 interceptions, certainly disappointing numbers that won’t elicit much excitement.
Argonauts Sign Cory ‘Poop’ Johnson
Get ready for an endless amount of toilet jokes and bathroom humor because the Toronto Argonauts have signed defensive tackle Cory ‘Poop’ Johnson, according to an official team announcement.
Johnson, 26, has played 25 games over two seasons for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after trying to latch on to NFL teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons.
Toronto has been revamping their defensive line and Johnson is another addition that they hope will aid them in their efforts.
Eskimos’ Mike Reilly Joins 25,000 Passing Yards Club
Edmonton Eskimos’ signal caller Mike Reilly joined the 25,000 passing yards club on Saturday night after throwing for 424 yards in a 40-24 victory over the Montreal Alouettes.
“First 30 minutes, we came out swinging. I thought the guys executed great, guys were making plays all over the field,” Reilly said, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.
Despite his stellar performance, the Edmonton offensive line struggled throughout the game with protection, allowing the Alouttes to collect 5 sacks throughout the game, making Reilly’s job that much more difficult in the victory.
“Credit to Montreal. They dialled up the pressure a little bit at the end of the second quarter, and that continued on, really, for the rest of the game,” Reilly said. “Our guys did a good job at picking it up and putting points on the board, but they were a little harder to come by than they were in the first half.”
The victory over Montreal, along with his milestone performance, comes just a few days before Reilly and his wife are expecting their second child.
“It’s going to be nice for the next two days to focus on family,” Reilly stated. “Super excited to welcome another little girl into this world. It’ll be short lived though as we go back to work on Monday evening, and we’ve got a short week before heading out to Hamilton.”
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