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Andy Fantuz Announces Retirement

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Wide receiver Andy Fantuz, who spent 12 seasons in the Canadian Football League, including six seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, officially announced his retirement on Thursday.

Fantuz, 34, played in 148 CFL regular season games over 12 seasons with both the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2006-11) and Tiger-Cats (2012-17).

Fantuz finishes his career with 637 receptions for 8,363 yards and 44 touchdowns.

“On behalf of the Tiger-Cats, we’d like to congratulate Andy on a great playing career and wish him and his family the very best as he transitions to the next chapter of his life,” Tiger-Cats chief executive officer Scott Mitchell said in a statement.

“He leaves the game as one of the best Canadian receivers to ever play in the CFL. Andy also made a lasting impression off the field throughout his career and will forever be part of the Tiger-Cats and CFL family.”

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Tiger-Cats’ Brandon Banks Upset with Fine

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Brandon Banks is upset over a fine he was hit with for “making unnecessary contact on an on-field official” during his team’s win over the Calgary Stampeders back on Saturday.

Banks was hit with a 10-yard objectionable conduct penalty during the questionable play, which took place during the third quarter of play.

Banks, who was named a top performer for his performance, hauled in 9 receptions for 86 yards and two touchdown. Banks also returned a missed field goal for a touchdown.

Banks responded to the fine on Twitter, directing his message to CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrose.

“This is bull—- @RandyAmbrosie! I want U to review this type and I want a personal meeting with u about this one I not letting this one slide by easy!!”

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Eskimos Release Jordan Robinson, Bryce Bobo

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The Edmonton Eskimos have released running back Jordan Robinson and wide receiver Bryce Bobo, according to CF.ca.

Robinson, who joined the Eskimos in 2018, played in one game for Edmonton this season, racking up 131 kickoff return years along with four punt return yards.

Bobo, who joined Edmonton this season, did not see any action.

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Luc Brodeur-Jourdain Joins Alouettes Coaching Staff

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The Montreal Alouettes have announced that they Luc Brodeur-Jourdain will be taking over as offensive line coach on their coaching staff under Paul Dunn.

Brodeur-Jourdain recently retired from the Alouttes, playing in his last game a week ago against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Brodeur-Jourdain, 36, played 11 seasons with Montreal and won two Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010.

“We are extremely pleased to know that Luc will remain in the organization,” head coach Khari Jones said, according to CFL.ca. “He is respected by everyone on the team and his leadership skills will make him an excellent asset to our coaching staff.”

“I have always had a desire to teach and coach others” Brodeur-Jourdain said. “The will to share my knowledge was with me even when I was a student. Through my journey, I have learned that the best way to ensure that you understand a concept is to explain it,”

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