August 14, 2012
Boyd answers critics
By GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency
EDMONTON - Cory Boyd couldn’t give a sweet tweet about what any former teammates say about him.
It’s his new ones who count now.
And the Edmonton Eskimos latest acquisition took the opportunity to defend himself against criticism sent his way after being released by the Toronto Argonauts Sunday, despite being the league’s top ground-gainer.
“I gave it my all out there. That’s something that I know they can’t say (differently) about that,” Boyd said. “They just wanted to go a different route. I have no bad feelings about it, I did what I needed to do there and God just sends me here to finish the rest of my legacy.”
It was a legacy that was tarnished on his way out of of Toronto, followed by a slew of media speculation as well as comments from ex-Argos O-liner Rob Murphy about Boyd never being much of a team player.
“I don’t believe in that,” Boyd said. “I’m a guy who stays in myself. I’m a loner.
“I guess that rubbed people the wrong way when they wanted to go do things and hang out. I like to stay within myself and figure out what’s my next move as far as football is concerned and as far as life is concerned.”
As far as Murphy was concerned, the team is better off without him.
“My thoughts on Cory Boyd?” Murphy stated on his twitter account @BigMurph56. “He was a fraud who fooled the media for 2yrs Good player when healthy but not a good teammate Media just ate it up.”
But Boyd didn’t have the appetite to get into any public name-calling.
“As far as teammates who are currently on that team, I don’t believe that they would say things like that,” the ex-Argo said. “It had to be someone who really didn’t know me, really didn’t sit down and talk with me but that’s OK.
“People are going to say what they want to say.”