Arland Bruce promises to behave

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:21 AM ET

HAMILTON -- From donning the mask of a superhero to paying homage to a dead musical icon, Arland Bruce has left little to the imagination when celebrating a touchdown.

But Tiger-Cats head coach Marcel Bellefeuille has warned Bruce to not get carried away this afternoon if the 31-year-old receiver scores a major against his former team, the Argonauts.

"Don't do anything that puts us in a position to get a penalty," Bellefeuille said. "That's our threshold."

Bruce last week had hinted that something special was in store if he got over the goal line. But the guy who calls himself "Mr. Mature" on his website noticeably was subdued yesterday. In the past, Bruce has put on a Spider-Man mask and laid down in a tribute to Michael Jackson. Each of those drew objectionable conduct penalties and, later, fines from the league office.

"I don't have anything scripted," Bruce said. "Just make sure the six points is on the board."

But Ticats quarterback Kevin Glenn, who is expected to start ahead of Quinton Porter, was not so sure.

"I can't wait because I am expecting a lot," Glenn said. "I can tell from the look in his eyes it is going to be a good one. Whoever is out there, we have to get him a touchdown, because I am anxious to see it."

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In four games since the Argos traded Bruce to Hamilton, the Kansas native has three touchdowns. But he has not disrespected the opponent with a dopey celebration.

"It's kind of surprising," Argos linebacker Zeke Moreno, a former Ticats, said. "He has just been handing the ball to the ref. Feels like he has done a 360, like he is a different person. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and I believe they will show."


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