Chevy, Lazeo meeting goes well

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:18 PM ET

Less than a week ago, Randy Chevrier wanted Rob Lazeo suspended.

Now, they're teammates.

In his weekly Tuesday column in the Sun, Ridin' With Chevy, the Stamps defensive lineman, who accused Lazeo of diving at his knees, wondered how their first meeting would go.

"I was infuriated," Chevrier wrote. "The next day I found out we traded for that player. As of this writing, I haven't met him yet. I wonder how that first encounter will be?"

Not too bad, Chevrier said.

"I bugged him and asked him for an apology on the air," he said of his Chevy and Nasty radio show on the Fan960 with former Stamp Sheldon Napastuk.

"We talked and laughed about it.

"He said he wasn't aware what happened. He hadn't seen the tape because he got traded."

Chevrier said it's something the pair jokes about now.

"I would only be mad if I got hurt," he said. "Now that would have been awkward.

"What do they say, it's all fun and games until someone blows a knee out."

Lazeo, acquired from Saskatchewan last weekend, said he's not a dirty player.

"When we met, we gave each other a shoulder hug," he said. "It's good to poke fun at things like that.

"What happens on the field, stays on the field. It's football. It gets intense sometimes but I would never try to hurt anyone."

SLOW SALES

Saturday's home opener against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8 p.m., CBC) will likely remain blacked out.

Ticket sales have been anything but brisk with 24,238 seats sold, not including the Safeway or SportChek sections.

Stampeders head coach Tom Higgins said he's not worried.

"Hamilton is not a great draw but it might pick up," Higgins said.

"You always want a full house but some things are outside our control."

The long weekend isn't helping matters.

"People want to jump out to Canmore or wherever," said defensive lineman Randy Chevrier.

"We have to prove that we're a big draw so that people will stay home for that extra day to check us out.

"If it was Edmonton or B.C., I'm sure there'd be more people in the stands."

Last season, the Stamps split with the Tiger Cats.

Calgary beat Hamilton 23-22 at McMahon but the TiCats responded with a 20-17 victory at Ivor Wynne two weeks later, one of Hamilton's four wins.


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