Stones send 'Gades packing

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 10:43 AM ET

The Rolling Stones have given the Renegades the boot.

The 'Gades have had to find a temporary home for the next few days while crews set up the massive stage for tonight's Stones concert at Frank Clair Stadium, then remove it early this week.

So instead of using the comfortable confines of Lansdowne Park to get ready for their game Friday against the Alouettes in Montreal, the Renegades are on the field at the University of Ottawa. The coaching staff can't even use its normal offices in the clubhouse.

"They're not a bad band to get kicked out by," said 'Gades QB Kerry Joseph.

But this is creating some scheduling problems for both teams. The Gee-Gees are in two-a-day workouts as they gear up for the CIS season and the 'Gades had to skip a film session yesterday because there were no rooms available.

NO TIMETABLE FOR KELLETT: Renegades kicker Matt Kellett had an MRI on his injured groin last week and doctors indicated he has a "Class 2" tear. Nobody is sure of the timetable for his recovery, but he did do some kicking yesterday. "It wasn't at full speed," said Kellett. "We're going to have to see. I'm certainly not going to rush it back like I did the last time because I think that only made it worse." 'Gades coach Joe Paopao said he received plenty of calls from placekickers looking for work last week, including former Toronto Argos kicker Lance Chomyc.

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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