Esks' Odell Willis doesn't plan to alter his play

Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis says he'll continue to play on the edge -- and pay fines if...

Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis says he'll continue to play on the edge -- and pay fines if that's the result. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:54 PM ET

EDMONTON - Before being allowed to speak with the media, Odell Willis was taken aside and no doubt told what he should and shouldn’t say.

After all, the Edmonton Eskimos don’t want their defensive end fined any more than he already was for his hit on Zach Collaros last Friday.

While the Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback suffered a concussion in the game, the CFL delivered a shot to Willis’s pocketbook Monday night after deeming the hit dangerous.

And although the amount wasn’t disclosed, it isn’t expected to be for the maximum amount — equal to half a player’s game cheque — which is what Ottawa Redblacks’ Jerrell Gavins had to pay for his recent hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy.

“I could say something crazy, but it is what it is: football,” Willis said following the short discussion with a handler. “It’s not going to stop me from the way I’m playing. I mean, if that was my momma throwing the ball, I’d hit her the same way.


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