Ticat doesn't mince words

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

A small group of reporters were interviewing Tiger-Cats quarterback Kevin Glenn in the Hamilton locker room when linebacker Otis Floyd interrupted.

Floyd called Winnipeg head coach Mike Kelly "stupid" for letting Glenn go, and did not stop there.

"That man has no class," Floyd charged. "The only thing I told that man is, 'Better luck next year,' and he told me to go f--- myself. That's the guy they've got representing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the whole province of Manitoba, so I feel sorry for you guys.

"Coach Kelly, you know, can get a big thing of popcorn and beer and whatever he likes to eat and watch us play next week, OK?"

A Hamilton win means they play host to the cross-over B.C. Lions in the East Division semifinal while the Bombers failed to make the playoffs.

The exchange between the two began when Floyd started chirping at Bomber quarterback Michael Bishop, who did not respond, before the opening kickoff. Then, according to witnesses, Kelly told Floyd he wasn't smart enough to be a Bomber.

Floyd approached Kelly after the 'Cats whipped Winnipeg 39-17.

"Well, does Otis have a degree?" Kelly retorted when asked about the exchange. "I doubt it. We'll just leave it at that."

But Floyd didn't.

"(Kelly) made a lot of mistakes, you know what I mean?" he said. "Kevin's got too much class to say it but I'm a little more on the rough side. I'm going to say what has to be said. You sit down one of your best linebackers (Barrin Simpson) in the whole league; you let go one of your best quarterbacks (Glenn) in the whole league; you let go one of your best receivers (Derick Armstrong) and this is what ya get.

"He has no class at all. He told me to go f--- myself when I said, 'Good luck next year.' What kind of sh-- is that? You've all got to deal with him. I don't have to deal with him no more. I sent him home."

Witnesses also suggested Floyd said more than, 'Good luck next year.'

Floyd was asked if Kelly would be able to hang on to his job as head coach.

"He's not going to last. Nope. He won't last."


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