Stampeders star Hughes takes swipe at Sheets

Stamps star Charleston Hughes takes down Riders dynamo Kory Sheets in a game between the two teams...

Stamps star Charleston Hughes takes down Riders dynamo Kory Sheets in a game between the two teams last season. Photo by Todd Korol/Reuters.

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

The cast removed from his right wrist, Charleston Hughes decided to come out swinging in the direction of Kory Sheets.

When the Calgary Stampeders star defensive end speaks, it’s similar to a choose-your-own adventure book.

It can go many different directions, and Thursday was no different, as he took aim at the Saskatchewan Roughriders tailback, the CFL’s leading rusher with 712 yards.

“I don’t think he’s gonna rush for over 100 yards against us,” Hughes said. “It’s gonna feel good hitting him. I don’t think he’s been hit yet. He needs to get hit.

“I don’t think he can take a hit.”

It’s a strong statement, considering Sheets has racked up games of 131 yards, 133 yards, 178 yards, 130 yards and 140 yards, and has found the endzone four times in leading the Riders to a 5-0 start.

When informed, Sheets simply grinned.

“Come hit me,” the 28-year-old ball-carrier said. “If you can catch me, come hit me.”


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