Stamps boot Armour

The Stamps cut linebacker JoJuan Armour after he apparantly threw receiver Jeremaine Copeland to...

The Stamps cut linebacker JoJuan Armour after he apparantly threw receiver Jeremaine Copeland to the ground during practice. (Sun Media/Darren Makowichuk)

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 3:18 PM ET

The Calgary Stampeders have cut a member of their 2008 championship team.

Linebacker JoJuan Armour was released Monday morning, stemming from an incident Friday in practice.

Armour apparantly threw receiver Jeremaine Copeland to the ground, and head coach John Hufnagel immediately ended practice.

Hufnagel read a statement to explain the move:

"I'm very disappointed to make this announcement. We have a very clear policy on team discipline, whether it's on the practice field, during games or off the field. JoJuan chose not to follow that policy recently during practice, therefore I chose to make this decision.

"We require that players practice safely and have respect for their teammates on the practice field. Unfortunately, JoJuan put his teammates at risk on multiple occasions recently and I can't accept that kind of activity."

The 32-year-old veteran was entering his second season with the Stamps.

This leaves the middle linebacker position wide open with Lemarcus Rowell, draft pick Tristan Black and newcomer Tray Blackmon trying to win the starting job.


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