Kory Sheets' focus is purely on Grey Cup

Roughriders running back Kory Sheets is one of the league's best. (QMI AGENCY)

Roughriders running back Kory Sheets is one of the league's best. (QMI AGENCY)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:41 PM ET

REGINA - At this point, Kory Sheets is all about redemption.

Despite a fantastic year on the field, the Saskatchewan Roughriders tailback has endured a tumultuous year away from it, which threatened to overshadow his gaudy numbers.

It started with a January arrest on domestic violence charges in Florida — which were ultimately dismissed — but the news didn’t come to light until midway through Riders training camp this past June.

Then, following a subpar Week 18 game in Calgary, television cameras caught the 28-year-old in a sideline blowup with offensive co-ordinator George Cortez, as Sheets was in the midst of an 11-carry, 42-yard rushing performance on the heels of calling himself the best running back in the league, which obviously drew the ire of Stampeders star ball-carrier Jon Cornish.

In between, all the Purdue product did was run for 1,598 yards and 12 touchdowns on a league-high 287 carries.


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