Roughriders impose curfew for Grey Cup

Roughriders QB Darian Durant, throwing a pass during Wednesday's indoor workout, feels some Grey...

Roughriders QB Darian Durant, throwing a pass during Wednesday's indoor workout, feels some Grey Cup week rules are necessary. (Reuters)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:16 AM ET

REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders are making sure the hometown hoopla doesn’t get to them.

On Tuesday night, players checked into a local hotel, abandoning the comfort of their own beds until after Sunday’s 101st Grey Cup clash with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium is over and done with.

Riders head coach Corey Chamblin also went to great lengths to make sure there aren’t any temptations to partake in Canada’s biggest party by setting a nightly curfew for the entire week, something not every past coach in the big game has decided to do.

That’s cool with veteran slotback Geroy Simon, who’s playing in his fourth Grey Cup and seeking his third ring.

“I’ve had it where we had curfew pretty much every day of the week and I’ve had it where we didn’t have curfew,” Simon said.


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