Nik Lewis going long

, Last Updated: 8:11 AM ET

Those stuffed shirts in the No Fun League can ban on-field celebrations, orchestrated antics and choreographed tomfoolery.

Calgary Stampeders receiver Nik Lewis doesn't care, especially after signing an unusually long contract extension that'll him in Red and White for at least four more seasons.

The team's leading receiver last season says he rather enjoys toiling in the CFL where the paycheques are much smaller but the entertainment, during and after the play, keeps growing.

"I think it takes away from the game," Lewis said of the U.S. loop's decision to throw a pail of cold water on excessive post-TD high jinks.

"It's not about being immature, it's about letting the fans enjoy the game."

Lewis has played a leading role in the Stamps' entertainment package the last two seasons, winning CFL rookie of the year honours in 2004 before topping the team's receiving corps in reception yards in '05.

Rarely does the 23-year-old Texan catch a pass without providing some attention-grabbing post-catch showboating, a delight to fans at McMahon Stadium, the scourge of ticket buyers in the league's eight other cities.

Lewis' contract extension guarantees Stamps fans will enjoy a few more seasons with his touchdowns, usually punctuated by prearranged shenanigans to celebrate the moment.

It also will prevent Lewis from working out for interested NFL clubs until he is 27, apparently not a concern. Lewis had a couple of NFL workouts coming out of Southern Arkansas before landing in the CFL.

"I'm not looking for a (NFL) shot anymore, I'm happy here," Lewis said. "I've gotten to know some of the fans, the organization is great right now ... so I don't mind doing a long-term deal."

Terms of the extension were not disclosed.


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