24 seconds with ... George White

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

The newest Lion is veteran linebacker George White, who led the CFL in 2005 with 116 tackles. Released by the Stampeders on Aug. 30, he was signed this week. The Detroit-born Boston College grad turns 29 two days before the Grey Cup.

24 hours: Talk about the dynamic of joining the Lions in time for the rematch at McMahon Stadium.

#36 George White: "There really is no dynamic. It's another football game that we're going out to win, regardless of who the opponent is."

24: Was it a disappointment to be released in your fourth season as a Stamp?

#36: "It was a shock. I don't know if it was so much of a disappointment. If a team decides to go in a different direction, as a player there's not much you can do. The only thing you can do is go out and play football and do the best you can do while you're on the field. If they don't think that's good enough, that's on them."

24: What have you been doing since your release?

#36: "Working out and I started a couple of businesses, franchises of Budget Rent-A-Car. I've got two franchises open now (near Cleveland), my brother and mother are manning them. I'm preparing for life after football."

24: Now you find yourself in a better situation with B.C.

#36: "Locked up first place, you can't ask for better than that."

24: What do you bring to the Lions?

#36: "I'm a side-to-side player, I've got a nose for the ball, I can go out and cover receivers and stop their run. Overall I'm a good player on the front end."


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