Stampeders lineman Dmitri Tsoumpas retiring

Dimitri Tsoumpas is retiring from football but will stay with the Stampeders. (Al Charest/QMI...

Dimitri Tsoumpas is retiring from football but will stay with the Stampeders. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

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, Last Updated: 6:00 PM ET

CALGARY - The Stampeders are losing a big man up front.

Three-time CFL all-star offensive lineman Dmitri Tsoumpas has announced his retirement.

The 28-year-old Edmonton native will remain with the club as a strength and conditioning assistant.

“I love football and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Stampeders, so this is a very difficult decision for me to make,” said Tsoumpas. “I’ve fully recovered from the concussion that I suffered last season but because of the lengthy and difficult recovery period, I just feel that I needed to err on the side of caution and put an end to my playing career.


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