No apologies issued

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:52 AM ET

Nik Lewis would settle for a simple apology from the CFL official he alleges used a racial slur during Friday's game in Vancouver.

Lewis said yesterday the team and league are still looking into the matter and he is anxious to put the incident behind him.

"I just want everything to clear up and for him to suffer the consequences just like everyone else does for their actions," said Lewis, 22.

"Being the type of person that I am, I really don't hold grudges against people.

"I know in heated conversations, heated moments, you might say something that you regret or something but an apology is fine with me, just to know that everything is better."

Lewis, the Stamps' talented rookie receiver, said after Friday night's game in Vancouver one of the on-field officials told him to get off the field, adding he "doesn't understand Ebonics."

Ebonics refers to African-American english slang and has strong racial overtones.

"I took it a little personal being where I'm from, so that's how I took it," said Lewis, who grew up in Texas and signed with the Stampeders in May as a free agent.

"It was a heated situation, I feel bad that it happened and I'm just looking past it right now.

"I was really shocked when he said it because all the time I've been up here, I've never received any kind of racial comments whatsoever," Lewis added.

"I was pretty shocked when he said it and I told coach about it and they're going to handle it."

The CFL is apparently investigating the incident but as of last night had not yet issued a statement.


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