Als' Chad Johnson looks up to veterans as he soaks in CFL

Alouettes receiver Chad Johnson will play in his first CFL game on Saturday against the Tiger-Cats....

Alouettes receiver Chad Johnson will play in his first CFL game on Saturday against the Tiger-Cats. (QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

HAMILTON, ONT. - The man who has more than 3,600,000 followers on Twitter has a message he would like to spread.

And consider that Chad Johnson, famous and infamous, has yet to play a down in the Canadian Football League.

“This ain’t no backyard football,” Johnson said on Friday over a coffee at Starbucks, a few minutes after the Montreal Alouettes’ bus pulled up to their downtown hotel.

“I knew about some of guys who played here, the Doug Fluties, the Warren Moons, but I had no knowledge of the meat and potatoes of the CFL.

“I went into mini-camp (in Florida in April) not knowing what to expect, and on the first play I get locked up. My first route. And that just set the tone right then and let me know, this ain’t no joke. Period. It has been that way since.”


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